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Kaman Corporation’s Q1 Overall Profit Decreases

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. – Kaman Corp. reported financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended April 1, 2022.

Table 1. Summary of Financial Results (unaudited)

Thousands of U.S. dollars

(except share data)

Three Months Ended

April 1,

2022

December 31,

2021

April 2,

2021

Net sales

$

158,048

$

175,147

$

171,616

Net earnings

4,028

9,169

7,984

Adjusted EBITDA*

12,186

23,591

17,113

Adjusted EBITDA margin*

7.7

%

13.5

%

10.0

%

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.14

$

0.33

$

0.29

Adjusted diluted earnings per share*

0.15

0.48

0.29

*See the end of this release for an explanation of the Company’s use of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Free cash flow and Adjusted diluted earnings per share. See tables 5-9 for reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measure.

“Overall company performance was in line with our expectations. In the first quarter, our Engineered Products segment benefited from robust sales into medical and industrial end markets and improving aerospace demand. This segment is poised for continued growth which is supported by strong order rates for these products leading to a backlog increase of 23 percent since the beginning of the year. Additionally, sales to Boeing and Airbus improved, making it the third quarter in a row of increased sales,” said Ian K. Walsh, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“In Precision Products, lower sales and margin were realized for our K-MAX® and JPF programs. During the quarter, we continued to support the transformation of this segment, increasing research and development investment in our air vehicles program as we progress on the implementation of autonomous technology in our growing family of unmanned aerial systems. We are working closely with the U.S. government and are pleased with the support of $7 million in new funding which will go towards the advancement of our autonomous logistics system. We are on target for a full scale model demonstration of our new KARGO UAV unmanned aerial system planned for the second half of the year.”

“In our Structures segment, quarterly results were lower than the same period last year, however sales and margin are expected to improve over the course of the year. We continue to take meaningful steps to adjust our cost structure and capacity, while working to secure more complex structural programs aligned with our capabilities. In fact, during the quarter, we expanded our medical imaging program through a new partnership with Mirion Technologies, a major medical equipment manufacturer and were recently awarded a prototype contract for sophisticated composite panels for a leading satellite communication company.”

“In April, we announced a new $50 million share repurchase program which supports our continued commitment to delivering value to our shareholders with our first priority of this program to limit future dilution from the issuance of shares under our employee stock plan. Our strong free cash flow generation allows us make strategic investments in our business while having the optionality for share repurchases and the ability to continue our dividend. Kaman is in a great position to execute on our strategy to provide meaningful shareholder returns,” said Walsh.

Outlook

“Year to date, we have seen robust demand for Kaman’s products with meaningful growth in our seals, springs and contacts products in our Engineered Products segment. This strength in order activity gives us confidence in the improvement we expect to see in our end markets in 2022. In our Precision Products segment, we are managing our programs with a focus on securing additional Joint Programmable Fuze DCS orders. In our Structures segment, we will continue to apply lean initiatives and reduce costs while seeking to expand into more profitable, complex structures programs. Over the course of the year, we expect to see improved performance for the company from product mix changes, timing of sales and a continued focus on operations excellence. As such, we are maintaining our full year guidance for 2022.”

“Kaman is well placed with a highly capable leadership team and is committed to organic growth through new product innovation. In addition to investments in our products, we remain focused on adding new, more profitable businesses by leveraging our strong balance sheet. As we look for both organic and inorganic growth opportunities, we will be disciplined in our approach to capital allocation, making the right investments for our company,” Walsh said.

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