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Stoneridge Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: August 6, 2009 04:32PM

Stoneridge Inc. (SRI) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2009-06-30. Stoneridge Inc. is an independent designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic components modules and systems forthe automotive medium and heavy-duty truck and agricultural vehicle markets. Their products interface with a vehicle\'s mechanical and electrical systems to activate equipment and accessories display and monitor vehicle performance and control and distribute electrical power and signals. Stoneridge Inc. has a market cap of $130.4 million; its shares were traded at around $5.18 with and P/S ratio of 0.2.

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We recognized a net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 of $19.8 million, or $(0.84) per diluted share, compared with net income of $4.7 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2008.

Our second quarter 2009 results were negatively affected by the continued dramatic decline in the global commercial and North American automotive vehicle markets as well as the economy as a whole. Production volumes in North American passenger car/light truck declined by 49.6% during the quarter ended June 30, 2009. The commercial vehicle market production volumes in Europe and North America declined by 70.0% and 50.3%, respectively during the current quarter. In addition, our results were affected by foreign currency exchange rates. Foreign exchange translation adversely affected our revenues by approximately $5.1 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2009 when compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2008. In addition, the results of our PST Eletrônica S.A. (“PST”) joint venture in Brazil declined between the two periods. Equity earnings in the joint venture declined from $2.8 million for the second quarter of 2008 to $0.8 million in the second quarter of 2009 due to lower demand for PST s security products. Foreign currency fluctuations negatively affected our equity earnings from PST by approximately $0.2 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2009 as compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2008.

Also affecting our results were our restructuring initiatives. Costs incurred during the quarter ended June 30, 2009 related to these restructuring initiatives amounted to approximately $1.6 million and were primarily comprised of one-time termination benefits. These restructuring actions were in response to the depressed conditions in the North American and European commercial vehicle and North American light vehicle markets. Second quarter 2008 restructuring expenses were approximately $3.7 million and were comprised of one-time termination benefits and line-transfer expenses related to our initiative to improve the Company s manufacturing efficiency and cost position by ceasing manufacturing operations at our Sarasota, Florida, and Mitcheldean, United Kingdom locations.

At June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, we maintained a cash and equivalents balance of $85.5 million and $92.7 million, respectively. As discussed in Note 6 to the condensed consolidated financial statements, we have no borrowings under our asset-based credit facility. At June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, we had borrowing capacity of $45.5 million and $57.7 million, respectively.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses. Product development expenses included in SG&A were $9.5 million and $13.3 million for the second quarters ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively. The decrease in design and development costs was caused by customers delaying new product launches in the near term as well as planned reductions in our design activities. The decrease in SG&A costs excluding product development expenses was due to lower employee related costs, primarily incentive compensation.

Restructuring Charges. Costs from our restructuring initiatives for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 decreased compared to the second quarter of 2008. Costs incurred during the quarter ended June 30, 2009 related to restructuring initiatives amounted to approximately $1.6 million and were primarily comprised of one-time termination benefits. These restructuring actions were in response to the depressed conditions in the European and North American commercial vehicle markets as well as the North American automotive market. Second quarter 2008 restructuring expenses were approximately $3.7 million and were comprised of one-time termination benefits and line-transfer expenses related to our initiative to improve the Company s manufacturing efficiency and cost position by ceasing manufacturing operations at our Sarasota, Florida, and Mitcheldean, United Kingdom locations. Restructuring expenses that were general and administrative in nature were included in the Company s condensed consolidated statements of operations as restructuring charges, while the remaining restructuring related expenses were included in cost of goods sold.

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