TPI Composites, Inc. (TPIC) Tops Q1 EPS by 31c, Revenues Beat

May 7, 2020 4:06 PM

TPI Composites, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIC) reported Q1 EPS of ($0.01), $0.31 better than the analyst estimate of ($0.32). Revenue for the quarter came in at $356.6 million versus the consensus estimate of $286.83 million.

“While the COVID-19 situation has impacted our normal course operations, our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and we’d like to thank them for their tireless and continuous efforts during these challenging times,” said Steve Lockard, CEO of TPI Composites. “We continue to take the necessary actions to ensure the safety of our employees by going above and beyond Federal Government, CDC and WHO recommended guidelines,” concluded Mr. Lockard.

“Despite the challenging environment driven by COVID-19, TPI delivered better than planned results for the first quarter growing net sales by 19%. We continue to benefit from reduced cycle times and aggressive supply chain management. From a geographic standpoint, our facilities in China have recovered quickly following the shutdown in the first quarter. India remains on track with our internal expectations and we are currently operating at full capacity in Turkey. Our manufacturing facility in Iowa restarted production at a limited production level on May 6, 2020 after a temporary shutdown due to a significant number of cases of COVID-19 detected during the testing of 100% of our Iowa associates. As of today, Mexico remains our biggest challenge. We are currently operating our Matamoros facility at approximately 50% capacity and may be required to continue to operate at a reduced capacity through May 30, 2020 when the federal government has indicated the “sanitary emergency” in Mexico is expected to be lifted and all of our Juarez facilities are now temporarily shut down due to the “sanitary emergency” and lack of clarity around what constitutes an “essential” business. Notwithstanding these short-term manufacturing disruptions driven by COVID-19, the demand for wind energy remains strong and we remain encouraged by our long-term prospects,” said Bill Siwek, President of TPI.

“Wind energy remains one of the most cost-effective sources of energy and TPI is at the forefront of this shift to renewable energy given our strategic role in the wind energy supply chain. We are committed to serving our customers as a trusted partner, manufacturing best in class, cost-effective composite wind blades for the top global wind OEMs.”

“We are also pleased to announce today that we were awarded a contract to build production tooling supporting a new passenger electric vehicle platform. The tooling will allow us the capability to produce advanced composite parts on our new automated pilot production line in Warren, Rhode Island beginning later this year.”

“We remain focused on our on our liquidity to secure business continuity and ensure the long-term viability of TPI as we navigate through these dynamic and unpredictable times. We currently have approximately $188 million of liquidity, composed of approximately $154 million of cash and cash equivalents and approximately $34 million of total availability under various debt facilities. Currently our total debt outstanding is approximately $244 million, resulting in net debt of approximately $90 million.”

“While the past few months have been challenging and we expect the challenges to continue for some time, TPI has first and foremost taken the appropriate steps to ensure the health and safety of our associates, mitigate the negative impacts to our operations of COVID-19 and secure our financial stability to emerge stronger from the current environment,” concluded Mr. Siwek.

2020 Guidance

On April 23rd, TPI announced the withdrawal of its fiscal year 2020 financial guidance first issued on February 27, 2020 as a result of the uncertainty relating to (i) the rapidly evolving nature, magnitude and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, (ii) the variety of measures implemented by governments around the world to address its effects and (iii) the impact on its manufacturing operations. At this time, TPI cannot forecast or quantify with reasonable accuracy the full duration and financial magnitude of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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