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October 31, 2012 at 06:00 AM EDT
RTI International Metals Reports Strong Third Quarter Results

RTI International Metals, Inc., (NYSE: RTI), reported today strong third quarter 2012 financial results showing substantial year-over-year increases in net sales, operating income and earnings per share compared with the same period in 2011.

The company said its financial performance reflects continued strength in the aerospace, medical device and energy markets, as well as continued improving performance in its Fabrication Group.

Highlights of RTI’s results for the third quarter of 2012, ended September 30, follow:

Financial Summary
Q3 2012 vs. Q3 2011 comparisons:

  • Q3 2012 net sales were $189.1 million, an increase of 32% over net sales of $143.7 million in Q3 2011.
  • Q3 2012 operating income was $12.9 million vs. $7.7 million in Q3 2011, an increase of 68%.
  • Net income for Q3 2012 more than doubled over the same period in 2011, to $5.6 million, or $0.19 per diluted share. Net income for Q3 2011 was $2.1 million, or $0.07 per diluted share.
  • Titanium mill product shipments during the quarter were 4.2 million pounds compared to 4.3 million pounds in 2011.
  • Average realized mill product price in Q3 was $19.01 per pound compared to $18.99 per pound during the same period in 2011.

Third Quarter and Nine Month Highlights
During the third quarter of 2012, RTI reported net income of $5.6 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, on net sales of $189.1 million and operating income of $12.9 million. During the third quarter of 2011, RTI reported net income of $2.1 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, on net sales of $143.7 million and operating income of $7.7 million. Included in the results for the third quarter of 2012 was a $2.4 million impact associated with an electrical transformer fire at the Titanium Group’s Canton, Ohio, facility.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, RTI reported net sales of $542.2 million, compared with net sales of $387.7 million for the same period a year ago. Operating income for the first nine months of 2012 was $37.8 million with net income of $16.4 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, compared with operating income of $23.2 million and net income of $6.5 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago.

Titanium Group
For the third quarter of 2012, the Titanium Group posted operating income of $2.0 million on sales of $85.8 million, including intersegment sales of $43.0 million. During the same period in 2011, this Group had operating income of $4.9 million on sales of $87.7 million, including intersegment sales of $42.7 million. The year-over-year decrease in the Group’s operating income was primarily the result of a $2.4 million impact due to an electrical transformer fire and the subsequent temporary cessation of operations at the Group’s RTI Alloys plant in Canton, Ohio. Additionally, the Group incurred higher raw material costs in the recent period versus the same period in 2011.

During the first nine months of 2012, the Titanium Group posted operating income of $15.9 million on sales of $261.4 million, including intersegment sales of $141.3 million. During the first nine months of 2011, operating income was $22.9 million on sales of $231.7 million, including intersegment sales of $114.7 million. In addition to the impact from the fire at the Canton plant and higher raw material costs in 2012 versus 2011, the nine month period was also impacted by costs associated with the commencement of operations at the Group’s Martinsville, Virginia, facility.

Mill product shipments for the third quarter were 4.2 million pounds at an average realized price of $19.01 per pound, compared to mill product shipments of 4.3 million pounds in the third quarter of 2011 at an average realized price of $18.99 per pound.

Mill product shipments for the first nine months of 2012 were 12.8 million pounds at an average realized price of $19.14 per pound compared to mill product shipments of 10.7 million pounds in 2011 at an average realized price of $19.69 per pound.

Fabrication Group
For the third quarter of 2012, the Fabrication Group had operating income of $6.1 million on net sales of $87.9 million. For the same period in 2011, this Group had an operating loss of $1.5 million on net sales of $40.2 million. The improvement in the Group’s results reflects not only the impact of the acquisitions of RTI Remmele and RTI Advanced Forming, but also a strong contribution from RTI’s energy market projects.

For the first nine months of 2012, the Fabrication Group reported net sales of $234.0 million and operating income of $8.4 million, compared with net sales of $110.5 million and an operating loss of $8.0 million for the same period in 2011.

Distribution Group
For the third quarter of 2012, the Distribution Group posted operating income of $4.8 million on net sales of $58.3 million. For the same period in 2011, the Group had operating income of $4.3 million on net sales of $58.4 million. Although the Group experienced lower demand for non-titanium products as customers defer orders due to uncertainty surrounding the possible market impact of sequestration, this decline was more than offset by increased sales of titanium products.

Year-to-date, the Distribution Group reported net sales of $188.2 million resulting in operating income of $13.4 million, compared with net sales of $160.3 million and operating income of $8.4 million for the same period in the prior year.

CEO Comment
“The results for the quarter were right in line with our expectations, therefore, we are continuing our 2012 guidance, including sales in excess of $700 million, volume of 16 million pounds or more of titanium mill product shipped and operating income at the higher end of our range of $45–50 million,” said Dawne Hickton, Vice Chair, President and CEO of RTI.

“We are particularly encouraged with the performance of our Fabrication Group, where we are seeing the benefits of our strategy to move further downstream by expanding the breadth and scale of advanced titanium engineering, precision machining and fabrication capabilities. In addition, our end market diversification efforts have also paid off as we recognized growth during the quarter across the commercial aerospace, medical device and energy markets.

“The addition of our forging and hot grinding facility in Martinsville, Virginia, which came online for commercial operations earlier this month, gives us additional capacity to meet the anticipated ramp in commercial aerospace and continue RTI’s growth. We also recently completed our annual titanium sponge price negotiation and believe that our raw material prices for 2013 will be largely flat in comparison with 2012.”

Conference Call Information
To participate in today's 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time conference call, please dial (USA/Canada) 800-446-2782 or (International) 847-413-3235 several minutes prior to the start time and specify the RTI International Metals' Conference Call.

Replay Information
Replay of the call will be available one hour after the conference ends and remains accessible until Wednesday, November 14, 2012. To listen to the replay, dial (USA/Canada) 888-843-7419 or (International) 630-652-3042 and enter conference pass code 3357 5679#.

Forward Looking Statement
All statements in this release relating to matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those projected, anticipated or implied. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, global economic and political uncertainties, the concentration of our revenue within the commercial aerospace and defense industries, actual build-rates, production schedules and titanium content per aircraft for commercial and military aerospace programs, the successful completion and integration of completed acquisitions, military spending generally and in particular, demand from the Joint Strike Fighter program, the impact from Boeing 787 production delays, the competitive nature of the markets for specialty metals, the ability of RTI to obtain adequate raw materials, the successful completion of RTI’s capital expansion projects, and other risks and uncertainties described and included in RTI’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and the exhibits attached thereto. Actual results can differ materially from those forecasted or expected. The information contained in this release is qualified by and should be read in conjunction with the statements and notes filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, as may be amended from time to time. The forward-looking statements in this document are intended to be subject to the safe harbor protection provided by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. RTI undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

RTI International Company Description
RTI International Metals, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, specializes in advanced titanium, meeting the requirements of the world's most technologically sophisticated applications in aerospace, defense, propulsion, medical device, energy, industrial, and chemical markets. For over 60 years, RTI has been taking titanium further through advanced manufacturing, engineering, machining, and forming processes. RTI delivers titanium mill products, extruded shapes, form-ready parts, and highly engineered components through our downstream integrated supply chain. RTI has locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

RTI INTERNATIONAL METALS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
2012201120122011
Net sales $ 189,075 $ 143,671 $ 542,202 $ 387,734
Cost and expenses:
Cost of sales 151,128 118,665 432,054 312,134
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 22,434 16,388 67,514 51,464

Research, technical, and product development expenses

1,012 925 3,181 2,447
Asset and asset-related charges (income) 1,617 - 1,617 (1,501 )
Operating income 12,884 7,693 37,836 23,190
Other income (expense), net 32 198 334 (238 )
Interest income 18 331 133 911
Interest expense (4,708 ) (4,173 ) (13,195 ) (12,723 )
Income before income taxes 8,226 4,049 25,108 11,140
Provision for income taxes 2,601 1,982 8,695 4,603
Net income $ 5,625 $ 2,067 $ 16,413 $ 6,537
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.19 $ 0.07 $ 0.54 $ 0.22
Diluted $ 0.19 $ 0.07 $ 0.54 $ 0.22
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
Basic 30,137,187 30,025,607 30,117,204 30,013,464
Diluted 30,247,372 30,251,411 30,232,304

30,278,456

RTI INTERNATIONAL METALS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

September 30,December 31,

ASSETS

20122011
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 73,389 $ 156,842
Short-term investments 3,998 164,255
Receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $946 and $872 109,273 89,359
Inventories, net 378,218 275,059
Deferred income taxes 19,644 18,674
Other current assets 10,725 9,932
Total current assets 595,247 714,121
Property, plant, and equipment, net 367,818 289,434
Marketable securities - 12,683
Goodwill 138,247 55,864
Other intangible assets, net 57,664 22,576
Deferred income taxes 32,197 27,424
Other noncurrent assets 5,113 5,173
Total assets $ 1,196,286 $ 1,127,275

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 70,079 $ 59,591
Accrued wages and other employee costs 29,730 27,260
Unearned revenues 30,451 26,027
Other accrued liabilities 27,458 20,085
Total current liabilities 157,718 132,963
Long-term debt 196,079 186,981
Liability for post-retirement benefits 42,220 41,388
Liability for pension benefits 2,555 20,830
Deferred income taxes 38,731 13,606
Other noncurrent liabilities 8,908 8,755
Total liabilities 446,211 404,523
Commitments and Contingencies
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 31,106,934 and
30,948,209 shares issued; 30,324,359 and 30,198,780 shares outstanding 311 309
Additional paid-in capital 483,156 479,245
Treasury stock, at cost; 782,575 and 749,429 shares (18,399 ) (17,657 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (31,472 ) (39,211 )
Retained earnings 316,479 300,066
Total shareholders’ equity 750,075 722,752
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 1,196,286 $ 1,127,275

RTI INTERNATIONAL METALS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

Nine Months Ended
September 30,
20122011
Cash used in operating activities (including depreciation and
amortization of $29,405 and $16,697) $ (26,273 ) $ (13,507 )
Cash used in investing activities (1) (57,918 ) (173,346 )
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities (850 ) 207
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 1,588 (564 )
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (83,453 ) (187,210 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 156,842 376,951
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 73,389 $ 189,741

(1)

Includes cash used for the purchase of RTI Remmele Engineering, Inc. of $182,555 and net cash provided by the sale of available-for-sale investments of $172,772 in the current year compared to net purchases of investments of $147,392 in the prior year.

RTI INTERNATIONAL METALS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Selected Operating Segment Information

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
2012201120122011
Net sales:
Titanium Group $ 42,806 $ 45,028 $ 120,034 $ 116,983
Intersegment sales 42,968 42,709 141,340 114,677
Total Titanium Group sales 85,774 87,737 261,374 231,660
Fabrication Group 87,931 40,220 234,002 110,474
Intersegment sales 20,144 13,916 62,539 42,470
Total Fabrication Group sales 108,075 54,136 296,541 152,944
Distribution Group 58,338 58,423 188,166 160,277
Intersegment sales 972 255 2,704 1,056
Total Distribution Group sales 59,310 58,678 190,870 161,333
Eliminations 64,084 56,880 206,583 158,203
Total consolidated net sales $ 189,075 $ 143,671 $ 542,202 $ 387,734
Operating income (loss):
Titanium Group before corporate allocations $ 4,632 $ 7,366 $ 25,057 $ 30,475
Corporate allocations (2,669 ) (2,428 ) (9,111 ) (7,616 )
Total Titanium Group operating income 1,963 4,938 15,946 22,859
Fabrication Group before corporate allocations 9,696 1,647 18,988 1,841
Corporate allocations (3,619 ) (3,146 ) (10,543 ) (9,870 )
Total Fabrication Group operating income (loss) 6,077 (1,499 ) 8,445 (8,029 )
Distribution Group before corporate allocations 6,645 6,139 19,441 14,273
Corporate allocations (1,801 ) (1,885 ) (5,996 ) (5,913 )
Total Distribution Group operating income 4,844 4,254 13,445 8,360
Total consolidated operating income $ 12,884 $ 7,693 $ 37,836 $ 23,190

Contacts:

RTI International Metals, Inc.
Richard E. Leone, 330-544-7622
Director – Investor Relations
rleone@rtiintl.com
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