First Quarter 2017 Earnings Highlights

Broadwind CEO Stephanie Kushner stated, “Broadwind started the year strong. Revenue was up 20% and we doubled our EBITDA margin to 7% from last year. Our team members’ focus on continuous operational improvement and stringent cost reduction is reflected in our financial performance. Towers results exceeded our plan, as we operated at full capacity to meet aggressive customer delivery schedules, while successfully converting to a new tower model in the Abilene plant.

“Gearing revenue was soft due to weak order intake late last year, but orders have risen sharply since the beginning of 2017 due to recovering oil and gas markets and the expansion of our sales organization. The work we did in 2016 to improve delivery times, raise productivity and reduce costs will translate into significant financial improvements as the year progresses.

Ms. Kushner continued, “Our tower order intake was weak in the first quarter and the near-term demand outlook for our Manitowoc plant is down significantly, as the impact of our customers pre-ordering components in advance of the safe harbor Production Tax Credit deadline was greater than we anticipated. While the medium-term outlook for our tower business remains strong, we have taken immediate action to reduce headcount and lower our tower production rate through at least the next two quarters. Despite the addition of Red Wolf and the recovery of Gearing volumes, we have revised down our full-year outlook to reflect flat year-over-year revenue with EBITDA growth exceeding 15 percent. We believe this tower weakness is short-term and reflects the structure of the PTC qualification rules. This does not alter our strategic objective of doubling revenue and EBITDA margins over the next three years.”

Key Takeaways for First Quarter 2017

  • Closed Red Wolf acquisition during Q1 2017
  • Q1 2017 orders total $40 million, up 3% from Q1 2016
  • Revenue of $56 million for Q1 2017, up 20% from Q1 2016 as expected – 16% increase in tower revenue and addition of Red Wolf
  • Gross profit margin rises 300 basis points to 11% in Q1 2017, compared to 8% in Q1 2016
  • Income from continuing operations of $6.5 million ($.43 per share) for Q1 2017, compared to loss from continuing operations of $.4 million ($.02 per share) for Q1 2016; includes one-time $.34 per share income tax benefit related to Red Wolf
  • Cash and cash assets drop to $.3 million as expected following $16.5 million cash payment for Red Wolf acquisition - $6.5 million drawn against expanded $25 million credit line

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