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ATS reports first quarter fiscal 2014 results

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

ATS reports first quarter fiscal 2014 results

06:00 EDT Wednesday, August 14, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, ON, Aug. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (TSX: ATA) ("ATS" or the "Company") today reported financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2013 for its continuing operations (Automation Systems Group or "ASG") and discontinued operations ("Solar").

First Quarter Summary

  • Revenues from continuing operations were $150.0 million, compared to $153.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 and $152.2 million in the first quarter a year ago;
  • Earnings from continuing operations were $12.7 million, which included $2.2 million in restructuring charges incurred to re-balance global capacity and improve the Company's cost structure. Excluding restructuring charges, normalized earnings from continuing operations were $14.9 million (10% operating margin), compared to $14.0 million (9% operating margin) in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, and $15.2 million (10% operating margin) in the first quarter a year ago;
  • EBITDA normalized to exclude restructuring charges was $18.0 million (12% EBITDA margin) compared to $17.3 million (11% EBITDA margin) in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 and $18.1 million (12% EBITDA margin) in the first quarter a year ago;
  • Normalized Earnings Per Share (EPS) from continuing operations was $0.12 compared to $0.13 a year ago. Diluted EPS was $0.22, reflecting EPS from continuing operations of $0.10 and EPS from discontinued operations of $0.12, compared to $0.11 a year ago;
  • Order Bookings were $165 million compared to $170 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 and $168 million in the first quarter a year ago;
  • Order Backlog increased to a record $415 million, up 4% from $398 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 and up 5% from $397 million in the first quarter a year ago;
  • The Company's balance sheet and financial capacity to support growth remained strong, with cash net of debt in continuing operations of $129.4 million at June 30, 2013, unutilized credit facilities of $200.7 million and $26.2 million of credit available under letter of credit facilities; and
  • The Company sold the manufacturing assets of its discontinued Ontario Solar business and a 75% interest in four of seven ground mount solar projects owned through its 50% joint operation, Ontario Solar PV Fields ("OSPV").  The Company realized cash proceeds of approximately $20 million on these transactions.  Future cash proceeds are expected to be realized as the balance of these sales are completed and the sale of the remaining three ground mount solar projects is completed.

Financial Results

In millions of Canadian dollars,
except per share data
  3 months ended
June 30, 2013
  3 months ended
July 1, 2012
Revenues Continuing Operations $ 150.0 $ 152.2
Discontinued Operations $ 1.1 $ 0.6
Earnings from
Operations1
Continuing Operations $ 12.7 $ 15.2
Normalized Earnings
from Operations1
Continuing Operations $ 14.9 $ 15.2
Normalized EBITDA1 Continuing Operations $ 18.0 $ 18.1
Net income (loss) Continuing Operations $ 8.6 $ 11.8
Discontinued Operations $ 11.0 $ (2.0)
Earnings (loss) per share From Continuing Operations
(basic & diluted)
$ 0.10 $ 0.13
From Discontinued Operations
(basic & diluted)
$ 0.12 $ (0.02)

1 Non-IFRS measures

"First quarter operating performance was solid" said Anthony Caputo, Chief Executive Officer. "We have continued to build our Order Backlog reflecting our successful transition to include enterprise programs for our customers. We have a strong balance sheet and significant financial resources available to advance our value creation strategy to grow, expand, and scale."

First Quarter Summary - Continuing Operations
Fiscal 2014 first quarter revenues were 1% lower than in the corresponding period a year ago. By industrial market, revenues from life sciences increased 25% year over year due to higher Order Backlog entering the first quarter compared to a year ago on continued market strength. This was offset by a 31% decrease in consumer products & electronics revenues, which reflected lower Order Backlog entering the first quarter compared to a year ago, due to reduced activity primarily in the consumer products market. Revenues generated in the energy market decreased 46% on lower Order Backlog entering the first quarter compared to a year ago, reflecting reduced activity primarily in the solar market. A 6% decrease in transportation revenues compared to a year ago primarily reflected the timing of various larger opportunities.

Fiscal 2014 first quarter earnings from operations were $12.7 million (8% operating margin) compared to $15.2 million (10% operating margin) in the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Excluding $2.2 million in restructuring charges incurred to re-balance global capacity and improve the Company's cost structure, fiscal 2014 first quarter earnings from operations were $14.9 million (10% operating margin). Normalized earnings from operations in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 primarily reflected slightly lower revenues and higher stock-based compensation costs, which were partially offset by lower SG&A spending compared to a year ago.

ASG Order Bookings
First quarter fiscal 2014 Order Bookings were $165 million, a 2% decrease from the first quarter of fiscal 2013.  Lower Order Bookings primarily reflected the timing of various larger opportunities in the transportation market, partially offset by increased Order Bookings in Energy, due largely to strength in the nuclear market, and in Life Sciences on continued strong market activity. Included in first quarter fiscal 2014 Order Bookings were further milestone payments of 15 million Euro related to the Company's approximately 65 million Euro contract to supply turnkey equipment and automation to produce medical devices in a new production facility in Nigeria. Payments received in relation to this program now total approximately 25 million Euro.  The Company will record the balance of the Order Booking and Order Backlog if and when financial close is reached or as additional milestone payments are received.

First Quarter Summary of Discontinued Operations: Solar
Fiscal 2014 first quarter income from discontinued operations reflected a gain of $10.8 million from the sale of Ontario Solar's 75% ownership in four ground-mount solar projects. Net proceeds to the Company are expected to be $21.4 million, of which the Company has received gross proceeds of $15.4 million during the first quarter and $0.5 million in fiscal 2013.  OSPV will retain 25% ownership of the projects until they reach commercial operation, which is expected in calendar 2014.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company sold its Ontario Solar manufacturing assets and inventory, which resulted in a gain of $3.0 million. Net proceeds to the Company were $6.5 million of which two-thirds was received during the first quarter, with the final one-third expected to be paid in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The Ontario Solar business was wound down in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

The Company has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its other three ground-mount solar projects. This transaction is subject to a number of approvals and conditions, including the purchaser securing financing for the projects.  The Company expects the transaction to close in calendar 2013.  OSPV will retain 25% ownership of the projects until the projects reach commercial operation, which is expected to occur in calendar 2014.  Net proceeds to the Company are expected to be approximately $10 million, which is expected to be paid based on the projects achieving certain development milestones.

Overall, management expects to record a gain on these divestitures as the sales are completed and proceeds realized. Subsequent to the settlement of outstanding liabilities, net proceeds from the divestiture of Ontario Solar will be re-allocated to ASG to support growth.

Quarterly Conference Call
ATS's quarterly conference call begins at 10:00 a.m. eastern on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 and can be accessed live at www.atsautomation.com or on the phone by dialing 416 644 3415 five minutes prior.

Annual Meeting of Shareholders
ATS will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on August 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. eastern at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, 30 Fairway Road South, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

About ATS
ATS Automation provides innovative, custom designed, built and installed manufacturing solutions to many of the world's most successful companies. Founded in 1978, ATS uses its industry-leading knowledge and global capabilities to serve the sophisticated automation systems' needs of multinational customers in industries such as consumer products & electronics, energy, life sciences and transportation. It also leverages its many years of experience and skills to fulfill the specialized automation product manufacturing requirements of customers. Through its Ontario solar business, ATS participates in the solar energy industry. ATS employs approximately 2,200 people at 20 manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia and China. The Company's shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATA. Visit the Company's website at www.atsautomation.com.

Management's Discussion and Analysis
For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2013

This Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") for the three months ended June 30, 2013 (first quarter of fiscal 2014) is as of August 13, 2013 and provides information on the operating activities, performance and financial position of ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. ("ATS" or the "Company") and should be read in conjunction with the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of the Company for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and are reported in Canadian dollars. The Company assumes that the reader of this MD&A has access to, and has read the audited consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS and MD&A of the Company for the year ended March 31, 2013 (fiscal 2013) and, accordingly, the purpose of this document is to provide a first quarter update to the information contained in the fiscal 2013 MD&A. Additional information is contained in the Company's filings with Canadian securities regulators, including its Annual Information Form, found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.atsautomation.com.

Notice to Reader: Non-IFRS Measures
Throughout this document the term "operating earnings" is used to denote earnings (loss) from operations. EBITDA is also used and is defined as earnings (loss) from operations excluding depreciation and amortization (which includes amortization of intangible assets). The term "margin" refers to an amount as a percentage of revenue. The terms "earnings (loss) from operations", "operating earnings", "margin", "operating loss", "operating results", "operating margin", "EBITDA", "Order Bookings" and "Order Backlog" do not have any standardized meaning prescribed within IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Operating earnings and EBITDA are some of the measures the Company uses to evaluate the performance of its segments. Management believes that ATS shareholders and potential investors in ATS use non-IFRS financial measures such as operating earnings and EBITDA in making investment decisions and measuring operational results. A reconciliation of operating earnings and EBITDA to net income from continuing operations for the three month periods ending June 30, 2013 and July 1, 2012 is contained in this MD&A (see "Reconciliation of EBITDA to IFRS Measures"). EBITDA should not be construed as a substitute for net income determined in accordance with IFRS.

Order Bookings represent new orders for the supply of automation systems, services and products that management believes are firm. Order Backlog is the estimated unearned portion of ASG revenues on customer contracts that are in process and have not been completed at the specified date.  A reconciliation of Order Bookings and Order Backlog to total Company revenues for the three month periods ending June 30, 2013 and July 1, 2012 is contained in the MD&A (see "ASG Order Backlog Continuity").

COMPANY PROFILE
ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. provides innovative, custom designed, built and installed manufacturing solutions to many of the world's most successful companies. Founded in 1978, ATS's Automation Systems Group ("ASG") uses its industry-leading knowledge and global capabilities to serve the sophisticated automation systems' needs of multinational customers in industries such as life sciences, transportation, energy, consumer products and electronics. ATS also leverages its many years of experience and skills to fulfill the specialized automation product manufacturing requirements of customers. ATS employs approximately 2,200 people at 20 manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia and China. The Company's Solar segment, which is classified as discontinued operations, serves the Ontario market.

Value Creation Strategy
To drive value creation, the Company implemented a three-phase strategic plan: (1) fix the business (improve the existing operations, gain operating control of the business and earn credibility); (2) separate the businesses (create a standalone ASG business, monetize non-core assets and strengthen the balance sheet); and (3) grow (both organically and through acquisition).  The Company has made significant progress in each phase of its Value Creation Strategy, including, the separation of solar assets (see "Discontinued Operations: Solar" and "Solar Separation and Outlook").

Accordingly, in June 2012, the ATS Board of Directors approved the next phase of the Company's strategy: Grow, Expand and Scale. The strategy is designed to leverage the strong foundation of ATS's core automation business, continue the growth and development of ATS and create value for all stakeholders.

Grow
To further the Company's organic growth, ASG will continue to target providing comprehensive, value-based programs and enterprise solutions for customers built on differentiating technological solutions, value of customer outcomes achieved and global capability.

Expand
The Company seeks to expand its offering of products and services to the market.  The Company intends to build on its automation systems business to offer: engineering, including design, modelling and simulation, and program management; products, including contract manufacturing, automation and other manufacturing products; and services, including pre automation, post automation, training, life cycle material management, and other services.  Although engineering, products and services are part of ATS's portfolio today, the Company has significant room to grow these offerings in the future.

Scale
The Company is also committed to growth through acquisition, and has an organizational structure, business processes and the experience to successfully integrate acquired companies. Acquisition opportunities are targeted and evaluated on their ability to bring ATS market or technology leadership, scale and/or an opportunity brought on by a weak economic environment. For each of ASG's markets, the Company has analyzed the capability value chain and made a grow, team or acquire decision. Financially, targets are reviewed on a number of criteria including their potential to add accretive earnings to current operations.

OVERVIEW - OPERATING RESULTS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS
Results from continuing operations comprise the results of ASG and corporate costs not directly attributable to Solar. The results of the Solar segment are reported as discontinued operations.

Consolidated Revenues from Continuing Operations
(In millions of dollars)

Revenues by market
          
            Three
Months
Ended
June 30, 2013
        Three
Months
   Ended
July 1, 2012
   Consumer products & electronics                                   $              13.3 $              19.4
  Energy                                               6.3               11.6
  Life sciences                         66.1                   52.7
  Transportation                                             64.3                 68.5
Total revenues from continuing operations                 $           150.0 $               152.2
               

Fiscal 2014 first quarter revenues were 1% lower than in the corresponding period a year ago. By industrial market, the 31% decrease in consumer products & electronics revenues reflected lower Order Backlog entering the first quarter compared to a year ago, due to reduced activity primarily in the consumer products market. Revenues generated in the energy market decreased 46% on lower Order Backlog entering the first quarter compared to a year ago, reflecting reduced activity primarily in the solar market. Revenues from life sciences increased 25% year over year due to higher Order Backlog entering the first quarter compared to a year ago on continued market strength. The 6% decrease in transportation revenues compared to a year ago primarily reflected the timing of various larger opportunities in this market.

Consolidated Operating Results
(In millions of dollars)

                                    Three
Months
Ended
  June 30, 2013
        Three
Months
   Ended
      July 1, 2012
Earnings from operations              $                   12.7 $                15.2
Depreciation and amortization                                                       3.1                      2.9
EBITDA                $                   15.8 $                18.1
             

Fiscal 2014 first quarter earnings from operations were $12.7 million (8% operating margin) compared to $15.2 million (10% operating margin) in the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Excluding $2.2 million in restructuring charges incurred to re-balance global capacity and improve the Company's cost structure, fiscal 2014 first quarter earnings from operations were $14.9 million (10% operating margin). Normalized earnings from operations in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 primarily reflected slightly lower revenues and higher stock-based compensation costs, which were partially offset by lower SG&A spending compared to the corresponding period a year ago.

Depreciation and amortization expense was $3.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014, compared to $2.9 million a year ago.

ASG Order Bookings
First quarter fiscal 2014 Order Bookings were $165 million, a 2% decrease from the first quarter of fiscal 2013.  Lower Order Bookings primarily reflected the timing of various larger opportunities in the transportation market, partially offset by increased Order Bookings in Energy, due largely to strength in the nuclear market, and in Life Sciences on continued strong market activity. Included in first quarter fiscal 2014 Order Bookings were further milestone payments of 15 million Euro related to the Company's approximately 65 million Euro contract to supply turnkey equipment and automation to produce medical devices in a new production facility in Nigeria. This brings total payments received in relation to this program to approximately 25 million Euro.  The Company will record the balance of the Order Booking and Order Backlog if and when financial close is reached or as additional milestone payments are received.

ASG Order Backlog Continuity
(In millions of dollars)

                                 Three
Months
Ended
June 30, 2013
        Three
Months
   Ended
      July 1, 2012
Opening Order Backlog              $                   398 $                 382
Revenues                                                      (150)                   (152)
Order Bookings                                                                     165                    168
Order Backlog adjustments1                                                                               2                       (1)
Total                $                   415 $                 397

1 Order Backlog adjustments include foreign exchange adjustments and cancellations.

ASG Order Backlog by Industry
(In millions of dollars)

As at                     June 30, 2013  
        July 1, 2012
Consumer products & electronics                                                      $                18 $                  45
Energy                                                                   57                      17
Life sciences                                175                     148
Transportation                                                                    165                    187
Total                $                  415 $                 397
             

At June 30, 2013, ASG Order Backlog was a record $415 million, 5% higher than at July 1, 2012. This growth reflected the Company's revised approach to market, and improved market conditions, particularly in the life sciences and nuclear energy markets, along with a longer performance period for certain customer programs. The Company expects its current Order Backlog to be completed over an average period of eight to nine months.

ASG Outlook
The general global economic environment remains uncertain.  In North America, the U.S. and Canadian economies have shown signs of improvement, but growth remains slow.  Economic growth has slowed in China and other parts of Asia.  In Europe, the economy continues to be weak and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis remains a significant risk to the region. This has the potential to result in tighter credit markets which could negatively impact demand, particularly for the Company's European operations, and may cause volatility in Order Bookings. Overall, a prolonged or more significant downturn in an economy where the Company operates could negatively impact Order Bookings.  Impacts on demand for the Company's products and services may lag behind global macroeconomic trends due to the strategic nature of the Company's programs to its customers and long lead times on projects.

Many customers remain cautious in their approach to capital investment; however, activity in the life sciences and transportation markets remains strong. The Company has seen increased activity in energy markets such as nuclear and oil and gas; however, the solar energy market remains weak due to reductions in solar feed-in-tariffs. Activity in the consumer products & electronics market also remains soft.

The Company's sales organization will continue to work to engage with customers on enterprise-type solutions. The Company expects that engaging with customers in this manner will provide ATS with more strategic relationships, increased predictability, better program control and less sensitivity to macro-economic forces. This approach to market may cause variability in Order Bookings from quarter to quarter and, as is already the case, lengthen the performance period and revenue recognition for certain customer programs.  The Company expects the record Order Backlog of $415 million at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2014 to mitigate the impact of volatile Order Bookings on revenues in the short term.

Management's disciplined focus on program management, cost reductions, standardization and quality put ATS in a strong competitive position to capitalize on opportunities going forward and sustain performance in challenging market conditions. Management expects that the application of its ongoing efforts to improve its cost structure, business processes, leadership and supply chain management will continue to have a positive impact on ATS operations. The separation of solar (see "Discontinued Operations: Solar Separation and Outlook") will allow the Company to revert capacity in its Cambridge, Ontario campus to its core ASG business. In this regard, the Company has implemented changes designed to re-balance its global capacity and improve its cost structure.  As a result, management expects to incur charges of approximately $2 to $3 million in fiscal 2014.  The majority of these costs were expensed in the first quarter. The Company is selling a vacant ASG facility, however, a conditional sale reached in the first quarter will not be completed.

The Company is seeking to expand its position in the global automation market organically and through acquisition. The Company's strong financial position provides a solid foundation and flexibility to pursue its growth strategy.

CONSOLIDATED RESULTS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

(In millions of dollars, except per share data)     Three
Months
Ended
        June 30, 2013
  Three
Months
Ended
July 1, 2012
Revenues   $                   150.0 $          152.2
Cost of revenues                         110.6              112.1
Selling, general and administrative                           25.4                24.0
Stock-based compensation                             1.3                  0.9
Earnings from operations   $                     12.7 $          15.2
Net finance costs   $                       0.6 $              0.2
Provision for income taxes                             3.5                  3.2
Net income from continuing operations   $                       8.6 $            11.8
Income (loss) from discontinued operations   $                     11.0 $             (2.0)
Net income   $                     19.6 $          9.8
           
Earnings (loss) per share          
Basic and diluted - from continuing operations   $                     0.10 $           0.13
Basic and diluted - from discontinued operations   $                     0.12 $          (0.02)
    $                     0.22 $            0.11
           

Revenues.  At $150.0 million, consolidated revenues from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 were 1% lower than in the corresponding period a year ago. See "Overview - Operating Results from Continuing Operations".

Cost of revenues.  At $110.6 million, first quarter fiscal 2014 cost of revenues decreased over the corresponding period a year ago by $1.5 million or 1% primarily on lower revenues. At 26%, gross margin in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was consistent with the corresponding period a year ago.

Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses. SG&A expenses for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 were $25.4 million. Excluding $2.2 million of restructuring charges, SG&A expenses were $0.8 million or 3% lower than the $24.0 million in the corresponding period a year ago, reflecting lower spending on professional fees and marketing, partially offset by increased costs related to corporate development activities.

Stock-based compensation cost. Stock-based compensation expense of $1.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 increased from the $0.9 million expensed in the corresponding period a year ago mainly due to the revaluation of deferred stock units and share appreciation rights.

Earnings from operations. For the first quarter of fiscal 2014, consolidated earnings from operations were $12.7 million (operating margin of 8%), compared to earnings from operations of $15.2 million a year ago (operating margin of 10%). Normalized for restructuring charges, first quarter fiscal 2013 consolidated earnings from operations were $14.9 million (operating margin of 10%). See "Overview - Operating Results from Continuing Operations".

Net finance costs. Net finance costs were $0.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 compared to $0.2 million a year ago. The increase in net finance costs reflected higher costs associated with the new, larger Credit Agreement.

Provision for income taxes. The Company's fiscal 2014 first quarter effective income tax rate of 29% differed from the combined Canadian basic federal and provincial income tax rate of 26% primarily as a result of income earned in certain jurisdictions with a higher statutory tax rate.

Net income from continuing operations. Fiscal 2014 first quarter net income from continuing operations was $8.6 million (10 cents per share basic and diluted) compared to net income from continuing operations of $11.8 million (13 cents per share basic and diluted) for the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

Reconciliation of EBITDA to IFRS Measures
(In millions of dollars)

                                    Three Months
Ended
June 30, 2013
        Three Months
   Ended
      July 1, 2012
EBITDA              $                   15.8 $                18.1
Less: depreciation and amortization expense                                                       3.1                     2.9
Earnings from operations                $                   12.7 $                15.2
Less: net finance costs                                                       0.6                      0.2
Provision for income taxes                                                       3.5                      3.2
Net income from continuing operations                $                  8.6 $                11.8
             

DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS: SOLAR
(In millions of dollars)

         Three
Months
Ended
June 30, 2013
          Three
Months
    Ended
         July 1, 2012
Total revenues    $                        1.1 $           0.6
Gain on sale                            13.8               ―
Income (loss) from discontinued operations                            11.0   (2.0)
           

Revenues
Fiscal 2014 first quarter revenues of $1.1 million were 83% higher than in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.  During the first quarter of fiscal 2014, the manufacturing assets were sold and the business has been wound up.

Gain on sale
Fiscal 2014 first quarter gain on sale of $13.8 million reflected gains of $10.8 million from the sale of Ontario Solar's 75% ownership in four ground-mount solar projects and $3.0 million from the sale of Ontario Solar's manufacturing assets and inventory.

Income (loss) from Discontinued Operations
Ontario Solar recorded $11.0 million of income in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 on the sale of four ground-mount solar projects.  The first quarter loss in fiscal 2013 was $2.0 million.

Solar Separation and Outlook
During the first quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company's 50% owned joint operation, Ontario Solar PV Fields ("OSPV") sold four ground-mount solar projects, representing approximately 34 megawatts (MWs).  OSPV will retain 25% ownership of the projects until they reach commercial operation, which is expected in calendar 2014.

Net proceeds to the Company are expected to be $21.4 million, of which the Company has received gross proceeds of $15.4 million during the three months ended June 30, 2013 and $0.5 million during the year ended March 31, 2013.  The remaining proceeds are expected to be received when the projects achieve commercial operation, which is expected to occur in calendar 2014.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company sold its Ontario Solar manufacturing assets and inventory. Net proceeds to the Company were $6.5 million of which two-thirds was received during the three months ended June 30, 2013, with the final one-third expected to be paid in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.

The Company has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its other three ground-mount solar projects. This transaction is subject to a number of approvals and conditions, including the purchaser securing financing for the projects.  The Company expects the transaction to close in calendar 2013.  OSPV will retain 25% ownership of the projects until the projects reach commercial operation, which is expected to occur in calendar 2014.  Net proceeds to the Company are expected to be approximately $10 million, which is expected to be paid based on the projects achieving certain development milestones.

Overall, management expects to record a gain on these divestitures as the sales are completed and proceeds realized. Subsequent to the settlement of outstanding liabilities, net proceeds from the divestiture of Ontario Solar will be re-allocated to ASG to support growth.

LIQUIDITY, CASH FLOW AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES
(In millions of dollars, except ratios)

As at     June 30,
2013
          March 31,
2013
Cash and cash equivalents   $        131.0 $        105.5
Debt-to-equity ratio           0.01:1         0.01:1
For the three months ended       
June 30,
2013
 
July 1,
2012
Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities from continuing operations   $               16.2 $      (2.0)
           

At June 30, 2013, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $131.0 million in continuing operations compared to $105.5 million at March 31, 2013. The Company's total debt-to-total-equity ratio, excluding accumulated other comprehensive income, at June 30, 2013 was 0.01:1. At June 30, 2013, the Company had $200.7 million of unutilized credit available under existing credit facilities and another $26.2 million available under letter of credit facilities.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2014, cash flows provided by operating activities from continuing operations were $16.2 million ($2.0 million used in operating activities from continuing operations in fiscal 2013).  The increase in operating cash flows from continuing operations related primarily to the timing of investments in non-cash working capital in large customer programs.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company's investment in non-cash working capital decreased by $1.6 million from March 31, 2013. Accounts receivable decreased 12% or $11.8 million, due to timing of billings on certain customer contracts. Net contracts in progress increased by 7% or $5.1 million compared to March 31, 2013. The Company actively manages its accounts receivable and net contracts in progress balances through billing terms on long-term contracts and by focusing on collection efforts. Inventories remained flat year over year. Deposits and prepaid assets increased by 6% or $0.6 million compared to March 31, 2013. Accounts payable and accrued liabilities decreased $7.6 million or 7% primarily due to timing of purchases. Provisions increased $1.4 million or 15% compared to March 31, 2013 mainly due to restructuring charges in order to improve the Company's cost structure.

Capital expenditures totalled $1.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 and primarily related to computer hardware.

Intangible assets expenditures totalled $0.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 and primarily related to computer software.

During fiscal 2013, the Company established a new Senior Secured Credit Facility (the "Credit Agreement"). The Credit Agreement provides a three year committed revolving credit facility of $250.0 million. The Credit Agreement is secured by the assets, excluding real estate, of certain of the Company's North American legal entities and a pledge of shares and guarantees from certain of the Company's legal entities. At June 30, 2013, the Company had utilized $52.4 million under the Credit Agreement by way of letters of credit (March 31, 2013 - $53.1 million).

The Credit Agreement is available in Canadian dollars by way of prime rate advances, letters of credit for certain purposes and/or bankers' acceptances and in U.S. dollars by way of base rate advances and/or LIBOR advances. The interest rates applicable to the Credit Agreement are determined based on a debt-to-EBITDA ratio. For prime-rate advances and base-rate advances, the interest rate is equal to the bank's prime rate or the bank's U.S. dollar base rate in Canada, respectively, plus 0.50% to 1.50%. For bankers' acceptances and LIBOR advances, the interest rate is equal to the bankers' acceptance fee or the LIBOR, respectively, plus 1.50% to 2.50%. The Company pays a fee for usage of financial letters of credit which ranges from 1.70% to 2.70% and a fee for usage of non-financial letters of credit which ranges from 1.15% to 1.80%. The Company pays a standby fee on the unadvanced portions of the amounts available for advance or draw-down under the Credit Agreement at rates ranging from 0.30% to 0.50%.

The Credit Agreement is subject to a debt-to-EBITDA test and an interest-coverage test.  Under the terms of the Credit Agreement, the Company is restricted from encumbering any assets with certain permitted exceptions.  The Credit Agreement also limits advances to subsidiaries and partially restricts the Company from repurchasing its common shares and paying dividends.

The Company has additional credit facilities of $5.7 million available (3.1 million Euro, 23.0 million Indian rupees and 1.0 million Swiss francs).  The total amount outstanding on these facilities at period end was $2.5 million (March 31, 2013 - $2.2 million), of which $0.2 million was classified as bank indebtedness (March 31, 2012 - $nil) and $2.3 million was classified as long-term debt (March 31, 2013 - $2.2 million).  The interest rates applicable to these additional credit facilities range from 1.9% to 12.5% per annum.  A portion of the long-term debt is secured by certain assets of the Company. The 1.0 million Swiss francs and the 23.0 million Indian rupees credit facilities are secured by letters of credit under the Credit Agreement.

The Company expects to continue increasing its investment in working capital to support its core ASG business. The Company expects that continued cash flows from operations, together with cash and cash equivalents on hand and credit available under operating and long-term credit facilities, will be sufficient to fund its requirements for investments in working capital and capital assets and to fund strategic investment plans including some potential acquisitions. Significant acquisitions could result in additional debt or equity financing requirements. The Company expects to use moderate leverage to support its growth strategy.

Contractual Obligations
(In millions of dollars)

The minimum operating lease payments (related primarily to facilities and equipment) and purchase obligations are as follows:

From continuing operations:

    Operating   Purchase
    Leases   Obligations
Less than one year      $ 3.7 $ 50.5
One - two years                  3.3   2.0
Two - three years                  2.6  
Three - four years                  2.2  
Four - five years                  1.8  
Due in over five years                  4.8  
  $ 18.4 $ 52.5
         

The Company's off-balance sheet arrangements consist of purchase obligations and various operating lease financing arrangements related primarily to facilities and equipment, which have been entered into in the normal course of business. The Company's purchase obligations consist primarily of materials purchase commitments.

In accordance with industry practice, the Company is liable to customers for obligations relating to contract completion and timely delivery. In the normal conduct of its operations, the Company may provide bank guarantees as security for advances received from customers pending delivery and contract performance.  In addition, the Company provides bank guarantees for post-retirement obligations and may provide bank guarantees as security on equipment under lease and on order. At June 30, 2013, the total value of outstanding bank guarantees under credit facilities was approximately $66.7 million (March 31, 2013 - $68.3 million) from continuing operations and was $3.7 million (March 31, 2013 - $3.7 million) from discontinued operations.

The Company is exposed to credit risk on derivative financial instruments arising from the potential for counterparties to default on their contractual obligations to the Company. The Company minimizes this risk by limiting counterparties to major financial institutions and monitoring their creditworthiness. The Company's credit exposure to forward foreign exchange contracts is the current replacement value of contracts that are in a gain position.  For further information related to the Company's use of derivative financial instruments refer to note 9 of the interim consolidated financial statements.  The Company is also exposed to credit risk from its customers. Substantially all of the Company's trade accounts receivable are due from customers in a variety of industries and, as such, are subject to normal credit risks from their respective industries.  The Company regularly monitors customers for changes in credit risk.  The Company does not believe that any single industry or geographic region represents significant credit risk.  Credit risk concentration with respect to trade receivables is mitigated by the Company's client base being primarily large, multinational customers and through insurance purchased by the Company.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2014, 168,035 stock options were exercised. As of August 13, 2013 the total number of shares outstanding was 88,044,328 and there were 7,680,241stock options outstanding to acquire common shares of the Company.

RELATED-PARTY TRANSACTIONS
There were no significant related-party transactions in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE
The Company is exposed to foreign exchange risk as a result of transactions in currencies other than its functional currency of the Canadian dollar. Weakening in the value of the Canadian dollar relative to the U.S. dollar and the Euro had a positive impact on translation of the Company's revenues in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2013.

The Company's Canadian operations generate significant revenues in major foreign currencies, primarily U.S. dollars, which exceed the natural hedge provided by purchases of goods and services in those currencies.  In order to manage a portion of this net foreign currency exposure, the Company has entered into forward foreign exchange contracts. The timing and amount of these forward foreign exchange contract requirements are estimated based on existing customer contracts on hand or anticipated, current conditions in the Company's markets and the Company's past experience.  Certain of the Company's foreign subsidiaries will also enter into forward foreign exchange contracts to hedge identified balance sheet, revenue and purchase exposures. The Company's forward foreign exchange contract hedging program is intended to mitigate movements in currency rates primarily over a four-to-six month period. See note 9 to the interim consolidated financial statements for details on the derivative financial instruments outstanding at June 30, 2013.

In addition, from time to time, the Company enters forward foreign exchange contracts to manage the foreign exchange risk arising from certain inter-company loans and net investments in certain self-sustaining subsidiaries.

The Company uses hedging as a risk management tool, not to speculate.

Period average exchange rates in CDN$

  Three months ended  
  June 30, 2013 July 1, 2012 % change
U.S. Dollar 1.0237   1.0117     1.2%
Euro 1.3374   1.2949    3.3%

CONSOLIDATED QUARTERLY RESULTS

                                 
                                 
(In millions of dollars, except
per share amounts)
  Q1
2014
  Q4
2013
  Q3
2013
  Q2
2013
  Q1
2013
  Q4
2012
  Q3
2012
  Q2
2012
                                 
Revenues from continuing operations $ 150.0 $ 153.2 $ 144.2 $ 141.4 $ 152.2 $ 173.5 $ 149.1 $ 145.9
                                 
Earnings from operations $ 12.7 $ 14.0 $ 13.6 $ 13.8 $ 15.2 $ 16.1 $ 20.4 $ 13.3
                                 
Income from continuing operations $ 8.6 $ 8.9 $ 10.7 $ 9.7 $ 11.8 $ 10.9 $ 17.6 $ 9.3
                                 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations $ 11.0 $ (0.6) $ (21.7) $ (1.8) $ (2.0) $ (7.9) $ (8.0) $ (76.4)
                                 
Net income (loss) $ 19.6 $ 8.3 $ (11.0) $ 7.9 $ 9.8 $ 3.0 $ 9.6 $ (67.1)
                                 
                                 
Basic earnings per share from continuing operations $ 0.10 $ 0.10  $ 0.12   $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.20 $ 0.11
                                 
Basic earnings (loss) per share from discontinued operations $ 0.12 $ (0.01) $ (0.24) $ (0.02) $ (0.02) $ (0.09) $ (0.09) $ (0.87)
                                 
Basic earnings (loss) per share $ 0.22 $ 0.09 $ (0.12) $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ (0.76)
                                 
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations $ 0.10 $ 0.09 $ 0.12 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.20 $ 0.11
                                 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share from discontinued operations $ 0.12 $ (0.00) $ (0.24) $ (0.02) $ (0.02) $ (0.09) $ (0.09) $ (0.87)
                                 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.22 $ 0.09 $ (0.12) $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ (0.76)
                                 
                                 
ASG Order Bookings $ 165.0 $ 170.0 $ 173.0 $ 112.0 $ 168.0 $ 187.0 $ 179.0 $ 165.0
                                 
ASG Order Backlog $ 415.0 $ 398.0 $ 388.0 $ 361.0 $ 397.0 $ 382.0 $ 376.0 $ 363.0
                                 
                                 

Interim financial results are not necessarily indicative of annual or longer-term results because many of the individual markets served by the Company tend to be cyclical in nature.  General economic trends, product life cycles and product changes may impact revenues and operating performance. ATS typically experiences some seasonality with its revenues and operating earnings due to summer plant shutdowns by its customers. Operating performance quarter to quarter may also be affected by the timing of revenue recognition on large programs in Order Backlog, which is impacted by such factors as customer delivery schedules, and the timing of third-party content.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES, JUDGEMENTS & ASSUMPTIONS
The preparation of the Company's consolidated financial statements requires management to make estimates, judgements and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the end of the reporting period. Uncertainty about these estimates, judgements and assumptions could result in outcomes that require a material adjustment to the carrying amount of the asset or liability affected in future periods.

The Company based its assumptions on information available when the consolidated financial statements were prepared. Existing circumstances and assumptions about future developments may change due to market changes or circumstances arising beyond the control of the Company. Such changes are reflected in the estimates as they occur. There have been no material changes to the critical accounting estimates as described in the Company's fiscal 2013 MD&A.

ACCOUNTING STANDARDS CHANGES
Effective April 1, 2013, the Company applied the following new IFRS standards for the first time:  IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements and IFRS 12 Disclosures of Interests in Other Entities. The adoption of these standards and amendments had no impact on the financial statements or ongoing business of the Company.

IFRS 13 - Fair Value Measurement
IFRS 13 defines fair value and provides guidance for measuring fair value and identifies the required disclosures pertaining to fair value measurement.  The application of IFRS 13 will result in additional disclosures in the annual consolidated financial statements.

IAS 1 - Presentation of Financial Statements
The IASB amended IAS 1 by revising how certain items are presented in other comprehensive income ("OCI").  Items within OCI that may be reclassified to profit and loss have been separated from items that will not.  While this amendment has impacted presentation in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income, it did not impact the Company's consolidated income, comprehensive income or consolidated financial position and is not expected to have an impact on the ongoing business of the Company.

IAS 19 - Employee Benefits
Effective April 1, 2013, the Company adopted revisions to IAS 19 - Employee Benefits ("IAS 19R"). The amendments to IAS 19 introduce a net interest approach for defined benefit obligations by replacing the expected return on plan assets and interest costs on the defined benefit obligation with a single net interest component determined by multiplying the net defined benefit liability or asset by the discount rate used to determine the defined benefit obligation.  Also, unvested past service costs can no longer be deferred and recognized over future vesting periods.  Instead, all past service costs are recognized at the earlier of when the amendment occurs and when the Company recognizes related restructuring or termination costs.

The change in accounting policy has been applied retrospectively.  The adoption of IAS 19R had an immaterial impact on the financial statements of the Company. and is not expected to have an impact on the ongoing business of the Company.

IFRS 11 - Joint Arrangements
IFRS 11 replaces the previous guidance in IAS 31, Interests in Joint Ventures. IFRS 11 reduces the types of joint arrangements to two: joint ventures and joint operations. IFRS 11 requires equity accounting for interests in joint ventures, eliminating the existing policy choice of proportionate consolidation for jointly controlled entities in IAS 31. Accounting for joint operations will follow accounting similar to that for jointly controlled assets and jointly controlled operations under IAS 31. This standard became effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013.

The Company's existing joint arrangement is classified as a joint operation under the new standard with no significant change in the accounting. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company's interim consolidated financial statements and is not expected to have an impact on the ongoing business of the Company

IFRS 9 - Financial Instruments: Classification and Measurement
IFRS 9 as issued reflects the first phase of the IASB's work on the replacement of IAS 39 and applies to classification and measurement of financial assets and financial liabilities as defined in IAS 39. The standard is effective for fiscal periods beginning on or after January 1, 2015.  In subsequent phases, the IASB will address hedge accounting and impairment of financial assets.  The adoption of the first phase of IFRS 9 will have an impact on the classification and measurement of financial assets, but will potentially have no impact on classification and measurement of financial liabilities. The Company will quantify the impact in conjunction with the other phases when issued.

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
The Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and the Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls over financial reporting for the Company. The control framework used in the design of disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting is the internal control integrated framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO).

Management, including the CEO and CFO, does not expect that the Company's disclosure controls or internal controls over financial reporting will prevent or detect all errors and all fraud or will be effective under all potential future conditions. A control system is subject to inherent limitations and, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the control systems objectives will be met.

During the three months ended June 30, 2013, there have been no changes in the Company's internal controls over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal controls over financial reporting.

Note to Readers: Forward-Looking Statements:
This news release and management's discussion and analysis of financial conditions, and results of operations of ATS contains certain statements that constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements").  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of ATS, or developments in ATS' business or in its industry, to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements include all disclosure regarding possible events, conditions or results of operations that is based on assumptions about future economic conditions and courses of action.  Forward-looking statements may also include, without limitation, any statement relating to future events, conditions or circumstances. ATS cautions you not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made.  Forward-looking statements relate to, among other things: the next phase of the Company's strategy: grow, expand, and scale; a Nigerian contract and timing of Order Booking and Order Backlog in relation thereto; potential impact of general economic environment, including impact on credit markets, customer markets, and Order Bookings, and the timing of those impacts; demand for Company's products potentially lagging global macroeconomic trends; activity in the market segments that the Company serves; the sales organization's approach to market and expected impact on Order Bookings; management's expectations in relation to the impact of strategic initiatives on ATS operations; the implementation of changes to cost structure and charges expected to be incurred in relation thereto; the Company's strategy to expand organically and through acquisition; separation of solar business; expected timing of receipt of proceeds in relation to the sale of four joint venture ground mount solar projects; the timing of receipt of proceeds in relation to the sale of the Ontario Solar manufacturing assets and inventory; expected closing of the sale of the remaining three ground-mount solar projects and timing of receipt of proceeds in relation thereto; expected gain on solar divestitures and reallocation to ASG; Company's expectation to continue to increase its investment in working capital; expectation in relation to meeting funding requirements for investments; foreign exchange hedging; and accounting standards changes. The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, among others: impact of the global economy and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis; general market performance including capital market conditions and availability and cost of credit; performance of the market sectors that ATS serves; foreign currency and exchange risk; the relative strength of the Canadian dollar; impact of factors such as increased pricing pressure and possible margin compression; the regulatory and tax environment; failure or delays associated with the new customer programs; failure of the Nigerian project to achieve financial close, generate further milestone payments, or satisfy other conditions or meet expected timelines; inability to successfully expand organically or through acquisition, due to an inability to grow expertise, personnel, and/or facilities at required rates or to identify, negotiate and conclude one or more acquisitions; or to raise, through debt or equity, or otherwise have available, required capital; that acquisitions made are not integrated as quickly or effectively as planned or expected; that strategic initiatives within ASG are delayed, not completed, or do not have intended positive impact; potential for greater negative impact associated with any non-performance related to large enterprise programs; that restructuring charges for either or both of ASG and Solar exceed those currently contemplated; that the conditions in the agreement for the sale of the three remaining joint venture ground mount solar projects are not met or that there are delays in meeting conditions and/or achieving stated milestones; that the solar projects are delayed in achieving commercial operation; that there are delays in receipt of the final payment in connection with the sale of Ontario Solar's manufacturing assets and inventory; that the joint venture ground mount projects cannot ultimately be developed, due to market, regulatory, transmission, local opposition, or other factors; unexpected delays and issues, on the timing, form and structure of the solar separation; ability to obtain necessary government and other certifications and approvals for solar projects in a timely fashion; labour disruptions; that one or more customers, or other persons with which the Company has contracted, experience insolvency or bankruptcy with resulting delays, costs or losses to the Company; political, labour or supplier disruptions; the development of superior or alternative technologies to those developed by ATS; the success of competitors with greater capital and resources in exploiting their technology; market risk for developing technologies; risks relating to legal proceedings to which ATS is or may become a party; exposure to product liability claims; risks associated with greater than anticipated tax liabilities or expenses; and other risks detailed from time to time in ATS's filings with Canadian provincial securities regulators. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions, and other than as required by applicable securities laws, ATS does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements should assumptions related to these plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions change.

                

ATS AUTOMATION TOOLING SYSTEMS INC.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
(in thousands of Canadian dollars - unaudited)
             
        June 30   March 31
As at  Note     2013   2013
             
ASSETS            
Current assets            
Cash and cash equivalents     $ 130,960 $ 105,453
Accounts receivable        87,907   99,696
Costs and earnings in excess of billings            
  on contracts in progress 5     131,485   122,842
Inventories 5     10,620   10,669
Deposits, prepaids and other assets 6     12,379   11,738
        373,351   350,398
Assets associated with discontinued operations 4     18,874   14,950
        392,225   365,348
Non-current assets            
Property, plant and equipment 7     80,574   79,269
Investment property       3,902   3,712
Goodwill        60,565   58,542
Intangible assets 8     28,139   27,615
Deferred income tax assets       11,603   13,154
Investment tax credit receivable       28,748   27,699
Portfolio investments 9     4,444   4,969
        217,975   214,960
Total assets     $ 610,200 $ 580,308
             
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY            
Current liabilities            
Bank indebtedness 11   $ 180 $  ―
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities       95,146   102,828
Provisions  10     10,479   9,096
Billings in excess of costs and             
  earnings on contracts in progress 5     51,658   48,135
Current portion of long-term debt 11     270   257
        157,733   160,316
Liabilities associated with discontinued operations 4     8,594   8,112
        166,327   168,428
Non-current liabilities            
Employee benefits       11,142   10,581
Long-term debt 11     1,080   918
Deferred income tax liability       2,336   1,777
        14,558   13,276
Total liabilities     $ 180,885 $ 181,704
             
EQUITY            
Share capital 12   $ 488,317 $ 486,734
Contributed surplus       19,378   19,317
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)       9,412   (123)
Retained deficit       (87,893)     (107,407)
Equity attributable to shareholders       429,214   398,521
Non-controlling interests       101   83
Total equity       429,315   398,604
Total liabilities and equity     $ 610,200 $ 580,308
             

 

           

               
ATS AUTOMATION TOOLING SYSTEMS INC.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Income
(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts - unaudited)
               
          June 30   July 1
For the three months ended Note      2013   2012
               
Revenues            
  Revenues from construction contracts     $ 134,097 $ 141,574
  Sale of goods        7,223   4,811
  Services rendered       8,707   5,824
             
Total revenues       150,027   152,209
             
Operating costs and expenses            
  Cost of revenues        110,645   112,073
  Selling, general and administrative       25,363   24,008
  Stock-based compensation  14     1,345   962
             
Earnings from operations       12,674   15,166
             
Net finance costs  18     602   201
Income from continuing operations before income taxes       12,072   14,965
             
Income tax expense  13     3,496   3,192
             
Income from continuing operations       8,576   11,773
             
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax  4     10,956   (2,011)
             
Net income     $ 19,532 $ 9,762
             
Attributable to            
Shareholders     $ 19,514 $ 9,757
Non-controlling interests       18   5
      $ 19,532 $ 9,762
             
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to shareholders 19          
Basic and diluted - from continuing operations      $ 0.10 $ 0.13
Basic and diluted - from discontinued operations 4     0.12   (0.02)
      $ 0.22 $ 0.11
             

 

                  

    

             
ATS AUTOMATION TOOLING SYSTEMS INC.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(in thousands of Canadian dollars - unaudited)
             
        June 30   July 1
For the three months ended   2013   2012
             
Net income  $ 19,532 $ 9,762
         
Other comprehensive income (loss):         
         
Items to be reclassified subsequently to net income:        
         
  Currency translation adjustment (net of income taxes of $nil)   11,114   (296)
         
  Net unrealized loss on available-for-sale financial assets   (525)    ―
  Tax impact   134    ―
         
  Net unrealized loss on derivative financial instruments         
  designated as cash flow hedges   (1,751)   (1,067)
  Tax impact    451   252
  Loss (gain) transferred to net income for derivatives designated        
  as cash flow hedges   163   (177)
  Tax impact    (51)   30
         
Items that will not be reclassified subsequently to net income:        
         
  Actuarial losses on defined benefit pension plans        (736)
  Tax impact    ―   187
         
Other comprehensive income (loss)    9,535   (1,807)
         
Comprehensive income $ 29,067 $ 7,955
         
Attributable to        
Shareholders $ 29,049 $ 7,950
Non-controlling interests   18   5
  $ 29,067 $ 7,955
         

 

ATS AUTOMATION TOOLING SYSTEMS INC.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity
(in thousands of Canadian dollars - unaudited)
                                     
Three months ended June 30, 2013                                    
                            Total        
                    Available-       accumulated        
            Retained   Currency   for-sale       other   Non-    
    Share   Contributed   earnings   translation   financial   Cash flow   comprehensive   controlling   Total
    capital   surplus   (deficit)   adjustments   assets   hedges   income   interests   equity
                                     
Balance, at March 31, 2013  $ 486,734 19,317 (107,407)  (23) $ 239 (339) (123) 83 398,604
                                     
Net income         19,514           18   19,532
Other comprehensive income (loss)          11,114   (391)   (1,188)   9,535     9,535
Total comprehensive income (loss)        19,514   11,114   (391)   (1,188)   9,535   18   29,067
                                     
Stock-based compensation      547               547
Exercise of stock options    1,583   (486)               1,097
                                     
Balance, at June 30, 2013  488,317 19,378 (87,893) 11,091 $ (152) (1,527) 9,412 101 429,315
                                     
Three months ended July 1, 2012                                    
                            Total        
                    Available-       accumulated        
            Retained   Currency   for-sale       other   Non-    
    Share   Contributed   earnings   translation   financial   Cash flow   comprehensive   controlling   Total
    capital   surplus   (deficit)   adjustments   assets   hedges   income   interests   equity
                                     
Balance, at March 31, 2012  483,099 17,868 (119,210) (559) $ 176 (383) 78 381,452
                                     
Net income         9,757       ―      5   9,762
Other comprehensive income (loss)        (549)   (296)     (962)   (1,258)     (1,807)
Total comprehensive income (loss)        9,208   (296)     (962)   (1,258)   5   7,955
                                     
Stock-based compensation      679                679
Exercise of stock options    499   (163)               336
                                     
Balance, at July 1, 2012  483,598 18,384 (110,002) (855) $ $  (786) (1,641) 83 390,422

                  

 

ATS AUTOMATION TOOLING SYSTEMS INC.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands of Canadian dollars - unaudited)
               
          June 30   July 1
Three months ended  Note     2013   2012
               
Operating activities:            
Income from continuing operations      $ 8,576 $ 11,773
Items not involving cash            
  Depreciation of property, plant and equipment       1,678   1,621
  Amortization of intangible assets       1,380   1,321
  Deferred income taxes       2,565   1,792
  Other items not involving cash       (943)   (734)
  Stock-based compensation 14     1,345   962
  Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment       (13)   (7)
      $ 14,588 $ 16,728
Change in non-cash operating working capital       1,573   (18,741)
Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities of discontinued            
  operations 4     1,188   (3,080)
Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities     $ 17,349 $ (5,093)
             
Investing activities:            
Acquisition of property, plant and equipment     $ (1,085) $ (1,092)
Acquisition of intangible assets       (875)   (1,364)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment       16   7
Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities of discontinued            
  operations 4     19,679   (48)
Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities     $ 17,735 $ (2,497)
             
Financing activities:            
Restricted cash 6   $ (1,162) $ (1,643)
Bank indebtedness       176   (253)
Decrease in long-term debt        (44)   (40)
Issuance of common shares        1,097   336
Cash flows used in financing activities of discontinued operations 4      ―   (144)
Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities     $ 67 $ (1,744)
             
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents       3,708   (1,561)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents       38,859   (10,895)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period       105,870   96,692
             
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period     $ 144,729 $ 85,797
             
Attributable to            
Cash and cash equivalents - continuing operations     $ 130,960 $ 84,024
Cash and cash equivalents - associated with discontinued operations       13,769   1,773
      $ 144,729 $ 85,797
             
Supplemental information            
Cash income taxes paid by continuing operations     $ 531 $ 239
Cash interest paid by continuing operations     $ 199 $ 243
             

 

 

SOURCE: ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.

For further information:

Maria Perrella, Chief Financial Officer
Carl Galloway, Vice-President, Treasurer
519-653-6500

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