TriMas
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Company Achieves Sales and Earnings Growth; Reaffirms 2017 Full-Year Outlook

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan, July 27, 2017 - TriMas (NASDAQ: TRS) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

TriMas Highlights

  • Net sales increased 4.9% to $213.4 million
  • Operating profit increased 40.7% to $26.3 million, while operating profit, excluding Special Items,(1) increased 18.2% to $30.3 million
  • Diluted EPS increased 39.1% to $0.32, while diluted EPS, excluding Special Items, increased 17.6% to $0.40
  • Total Debt was reduced by $59.8 million to $346.5 million, compared to June 30, 2016

Second Quarter 2017

TriMas reported second quarter net sales of $213.4 million, an increase of 4.9% compared to $203.3 million in second quarter 2016. Organic growth in all four segments more than offset lower sales related to the de-emphasis of less profitable geographic regions in the Energy segment and the unfavorable impact of currency exchange. The Company reported operating profit of $26.3 million in second quarter 2017, an increase of 40.7% compared to $18.7 million in second quarter 2016. Excluding Special Items related to business restructuring and severance costs primarily associated with previously announced facility exits, second quarter 2017 operating profit would have been $30.3 million, an increase of 18.2% compared to $25.7 million in the prior year period.

The Company reported second quarter 2017 net income of $14.9 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared to net income of $10.5 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, in second quarter 2016. Excluding Special Items, second quarter 2017 net income would have been $18.2 million, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $0.40, an increase of 17.6% compared to $0.34 in the prior year period.

"We are pleased with our sales growth, earnings expansion and cash flow conversion in the second quarter and year to date," said Thomas Amato, TriMas President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our realignment efforts initiated toward the end of last year and earlier this year are starting to provide the tangible benefits we anticipated. We are optimistic about future opportunities to improve, and remain excited about the long-term prospects for TriMas and our family of businesses."

"We will continue to focus on leveraging the TriMas Business Model to drive performance improvements, particularly within the Aerospace and Energy segments. While we will be kicking off our 2018 budget and strategic planning process in the near future, we remain committed to achieving our 2017 operating plan and are reaffirming our full year outlook provided in February," Amato concluded.

Financial Position

TriMas reported total Debt of $346.5 million as of June 30, 2017, compared to $374.7 million as of December 31, 2016, and $406.3 million as of June 30, 2016. In addition, the Company reduced Net Debt(2) by $58.8 million to $323.8 million, compared to $382.6 million as of June 30, 2016. TriMas ended second quarter 2017 with $199.4 million of cash and aggregate availability under its revolving credit and accounts receivable facilities.

The Company reported net cash provided by operations of $27.6 million which drove Free Cash Flow(3) of $23.8 million for second quarter 2017, compared to net cash provided by operations of $36.3 million and Free Cash Flow of $34.2 million in second quarter 2016. Free Cash Flow was approximately 144% of net income, and 131% of net income, excluding Special Items, for second quarter 2017. Please see Appendix I for further details.

Second Quarter Segment Results

Packaging (Approximately 43% of TriMas June 30, 2017 LTM sales)
The Packaging segment, which consists primarily of the Rieke® brand, develops and manufactures specialty dispensing and closure applications for the health, beauty and home care, food and beverage, and industrial markets. Net sales for the second quarter increased 0.7% compared to the year ago period, with sales increases in each of Packaging's end markets more than offsetting the impact of $1.5 million of unfavorable currency exchange. Second quarter operating profit and the related margin percentage were relatively flat.

Aerospace (Approximately 23% of TriMas June 30, 2017 LTM sales)
The Aerospace segment, which is comprised of the Monogram Aerospace Fasteners™, Allfast Fastening Systems®, Mac Fasteners™ and Martinic Engineering™ brands, develops, qualifies and manufactures highly-engineered, precision fasteners and machined products to serve the aerospace market. Net sales for the second quarter increased 7.9% compared to the year ago period, driven primarily by improved production throughput and solid order demand. Second quarter operating profit and the related margin percentage improved as a result of accelerated performance improvement actions.

Energy (Approximately 20% of TriMas June 30, 2017 LTM sales)
The Energy segment, which consists of the Lamons® brand, designs, manufactures and distributes industrial sealing and fastener products for the petrochemical, petroleum refining, oil field and other industrial markets. Second quarter net sales increased by 8.9% compared to the year ago period, primarily due to higher demand resulting from improved delivery performance, offsetting the impact of de-emphasizing less profitable geographic regions. Second quarter operating profit and the related margin percentage increased, primarily as a result of extensive realignment efforts and manufacturing productivity improvements.

Engineered Components (Approximately 14% of TriMas June 30, 2017 LTM sales)
The Engineered Components segment, which is comprised of the Norris Cylinder and Arrow® brands, designs and manufactures highly-engineered steel cylinders, wellhead engines and compression products for use within the industrial, and oil and gas markets. Second quarter net sales increased by 7.7% compared to the year ago period, primarily due to higher sales of oil field-related products as a result of increased oil and natural gas activity within the United States. Sales of high-pressure cylinders also increased during the quarter. Second quarter operating profit and the related margin percentage increased primarily due to increased sales levels and continued cost management.

Outlook

The Company reaffirms its full-year 2017 outlook provided on February 28, 2017. The Company estimates that 2017 sales will increase 2% to 4% compared to 2016. The Company expects full-year 2017 diluted earnings per share to be between $1.35 to $1.45 per share, excluding any current or future events that may be considered Special Items. In addition, the Company is targeting 2017 Free Cash Flow(3) to be greater than 100% of net income.

Conference Call Information

TriMas will host its second quarter 2017 earnings conference call today, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 10 a.m. ET. The call-in number is (800) 211-3767. Participants should request to be connected to the TriMas second quarter 2017 earnings conference call (Conference ID #8148183). The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast via TriMas' website at www.trimascorp.com, under the "Investors" section, with an accompanying slide presentation. A replay of the conference call will be available on the TriMas website or by dialing (888) 203-1112 (Replay Passcode #8148183) beginning July 27, 2017 at 3 p.m. ET through August 3, 2017 at 3 p.m. ET.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Any "forward-looking" statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, contained herein, including those relating to the Company’s business, financial condition or future results, involve risks and uncertainties with respect to, including, but not limited to: the Company's leverage; liabilities imposed by the Company's debt instruments; market demand; competitive factors; supply constraints; material and energy costs; intangible assets, including goodwill or other intangible asset impairment charges; technology factors; litigation; government and regulatory actions; the Company's accounting policies; future trends; general economic and currency conditions; the potential impact of Brexit; various conditions specific to the Company's business and industry; the Company’s ability to identify attractive acquisition candidates, successfully integrate acquired operations or realize the intended benefits of such acquisitions; potential costs and savings related to facility consolidation activities; future prospects of the Company; and other risks that are detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made herein are based on information currently available, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In this release, certain non-GAAP financial measures are used. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure may be found in Appendix I at the end of this release. Additional information is available at www.trimascorp.com under the “Investors” section.

(1) Appendix I details certain costs, expenses and other amounts or charges, collectively described as "Special Items," that are included in the determination of net income, earnings per share and/or cash flows from operating activities under GAAP, but that management believes should be separately considered when evaluating the quality of the Company’s core operating results, given they may not reflect the ongoing activities of the business. Management believes that presenting these non-GAAP financial measures, on an after Special Items basis, provides useful information to investors by helping them identify underlying trends in the Company’s businesses and facilitating comparisons of performance with prior and future periods.  These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a replacement for or superior to, the comparable GAAP financial measures.

(2) The Company defines Net Debt as Debt less Cash and Cash Equivalents. Please see Appendix I for additional details.

(3) The Company defines Free Cash Flow as Net Cash Provided by/Used for Operating Activities, excluding the cash impact of Special Items, less Capital Expenditures. Please see Appendix I for additional details.

About TriMas

TriMas is a diversified, global manufacturer of engineered products with approximately 4,000 dedicated employees in 12 countries. We provide customers with innovative product solutions through our businesses which operate in four segments: Packaging, Aerospace, Energy and Engineered Components. The TriMas family of businesses has strong brand names in the markets served, and operates under a common set of values and strategic priorities under the TriMas Business Model. TriMas is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “TRS,” and is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.trimascorp.com.

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