Atkore International Group Inc. Announces Gross Profit Expansion with its Full-Year Fiscal 2016 Results

Dienstag, 29.11.2016 12:15



HARVEY, Ill. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Atkore International Group Inc. (the “Company” or "Atkore") (NYSE: ATKR) announced earnings for its fiscal 2016 full-year and fourth quarter ended September 30, 2016 (“fourth quarter”).

“We are pleased with our fourth quarter and full fiscal year results, which delivered expanded earnings, increased margins and improved cash flow compared to the same periods in 2015," commented John Williamson, Atkore’s President and CEO. "Our continued focus on product quality, service levels, and business value strengthened the customer experience and drove greater shareholder return, despite raw material pricing volatility and changing market dynamics.”

Fiscal 2016 Full-Year Results

Net sales for fiscal 2016 decreased to $1,523.4 million, a decline of 11.9% compared to $1,729.2 million for fiscal 2015. Adjusted net sales, which exclude the Fence and Sprinkler product lines, which the Company exited in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, decreased 2.3%, compared to fiscal 2015 due to the impact of lower commodity costs, which we passed through to our customers, offset in part by the impact of an additional week during fiscal 2016.

Gross profit increased by $95.9 million to $368.7 million for fiscal 2016. Despite the challenges of year-over-year volatility in commodity costs and changing market dynamics, gross margin expanded from 15.8% in fiscal 2015 to 24.2% in fiscal 2016 due to the Company's focus on strategic pricing, improved manufacturing productivity and lower freight and warehousing costs.

SG&A expenses increased $33.6 million, or 18.1%, to $219.4 million for fiscal 2016, as compared to $185.8 million for fiscal 2015, largely driven by costs associated with the Company's initial public offering, which occurred during the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Net income increased by $63.8 million to $58.8 million for fiscal 2016, as compared to net loss of $5.0 million for fiscal 2015. Adjusted net income increased $70.0 million to $82.6 million for fiscal 2016 compared to $12.7 million for fiscal 2015. The increase in both net income and adjusted net income was primarily driven by expanded operating margins.

Adjusted EBITDA increased by $71.1 million, or 43.3%, to $235.0 million for fiscal 2016, as compared to $164.0 million for fiscal 2015. Net income margin increased to 3.9% for fiscal 2016 and Adjusted EBITDA Margin increased from 10.6% for fiscal 2015 to 15.5% for fiscal 2016. These increases are tied to Atkore's strategic pricing initiatives while meeting customer expectations of product availability, delivery service levels and co-loading capabilities.

Basic and diluted earnings per share on a GAAP basis were $0.94 for fiscal 2016, an increase of $1.02 from fiscal 2015. Adjusted diluted earnings per share was $1.32 per share for fiscal 2016 compared to $0.20 for fiscal 2015.

The ratio of total debt to Adjusted EBITDA improved to 2.7x at September 30, 2016, down from 4.0x at September 25, 2015. The Company’s leverage ratio, defined as the ratio of net debt to Adjusted EBITDA on a trailing twelve month basis, improved to 1.8x at September 30, 2016, from 3.5x at September 25, 2015.

2016 Fourth Quarter Results

Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2016 decreased to $416.2 million, a decline of 4.9% compared to $437.8 million for the prior-year period.

Adjusted net sales, which exclude the Fence and Sprinkler product lines which the Company exited in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, increased 5.0%, as compared to the fourth quarter of 2015, driven primarily by an additional week of activity during the fourth quarter of 2016.

Gross profit increased by $22.5 million to $93.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, as compared to $70.8 million for the prior-year period. Gross margin expanded from 16.1% in the prior-year period to 22.4% in the fourth quarter. Gross margin increased primarily due to the Company's ability to pass through its material cost increases and execute our strategic pricing initiatives by meeting customer expectations and improved productivity in manufacturing freight and warehousing costs.

SG&A expenses increased $1.9 million, or 3.4%, to $57.0 million for the fourth quarter, as compared to $55.1 million for the prior-year period.

Net income increased by $42.6 million to net income of $15.6 million for the fourth quarter, as compared to net loss of $27.1 million for the prior-year period. Adjusted net income increased $34.6 million to adjusted net income of $22.5 million compared to an adjusted net loss of $12.1 million for prior-year period. The increase in both net income and adjusted net income was primarily driven by the Company's expanded operating margins.

Adjusted EBITDA increased by $7.4 million, or 13.6%, to $61.4 million for the fourth quarter, as compared to $54.0 million for the prior-year period. Net income margin increased from a net loss margin of 6.2% to net income margin of 3.7% and Adjusted EBITDA Margin increased from 13.6% to 14.7%.

Basic and diluted earnings per share on a GAAP basis were $0.25 and $0.24, respectively, for the quarter. Adjusted diluted earnings per share increased by $0.11 to $0.35 per share for the fourth quarter as compared to diluted loss of $0.19 per share for the prior-year period.

Segment Results

Electrical Raceway

Electrical Raceway net sales increased $18.8 million, or 7.4%, to $273.4 million for the fourth quarter, as compared to $254.6 million for the prior-year period, primarily due to the additional week during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. Net sales decreased $17.5 million, or 1.7%, to $988.1 million for fiscal 2016 compared to $1,005.6 million for fiscal 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA increased $12.6 million, or 38.2%, to $45.5 million for the fourth quarter, as compared to $32.9 million for the prior-year period, and Adjusted EBITDA Margin increased from 12.9% to 16.7%. Adjusted EBITDA increased $67.9 million, or 63.6%, to $174.6 million for fiscal 2016 compared to $106.7 million for fiscal 2015. Adjusted EBITDA Margin increased from 10.6% to 17.7%. The quarterly and full-year increases were primarily attributable to our ability to maintain an average selling price, which decreased less than the decrease in raw material costs due to our ability to execute the Company's strategic pricing strategy.

Mechanical Products & Solutions

MP&S net sales declined $40.2 million, or 21.9%, to $143.3 million for the fourth quarter, as compared to $183.6 million for the prior-year period. Adjusted net sales, which exclude the Fence and Sprinkler businesses, increased $1.2 million, or 0.8%, due to an additional week during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, offset in part by lower volume of products sold.

Net sales declined $187.6 million, or 25.9% to $537.1 million for fiscal 2016 compared to $724.8 million for fiscal 2015. Adjusted net sales, which exclude the Fence and Sprinkler businesses, declined $16.9 million, or 3.1% due to lower average selling prices and lower volume resulting from lower demand impacting certain end markets, offset in part by an additional week during fiscal 2016.

Adjusted EBITDA decreased $2.9 million, or 10.7%, to $23.8 million for the fourth quarter as compared to the prior-year period. Adjusted EBITDA Margin decreased to 16.6% from 18.8% in the fourth quarter of 2015 due to the mix of products sold.

Adjusted EBITDA increased $9.0 million, or 11.3%, to $88.6 million for fiscal 2016 compared to $79.6 million for fiscal 2015. Adjusted EBITDA Margin increased to 16.7% from 14.6% in fiscal 2015 due to improved productivity in manufacturing including lower freight and warehouse costs.

Conference Call Information

Atkore management will host a conference call today, November 29, 2016, at 8 a.m. Eastern time, to discuss the Company’s financial results. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 407-0789 (domestic) or (201) 689-8562 (international). The call will be available for replay until December 13, 2016. The replay can be accessed by dialing (844) 512-2921, or for international callers, (412) 317-6671. The passcode for the live call and the replay is 13648699.

Interested investors and other parties can also listen to a webcast of the live conference call by logging onto the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://investors.atkore.com. The online replay will be available on the same website immediately following the call.

To learn more about the Company please visit the company's website at http://investors.atkore.com.

About Atkore International Group Inc.

Atkore International Group Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Electrical Raceway products primarily for the non-residential construction and renovation markets and Mechanical Products & Solutions for the construction and industrial markets. The Company manufactures a broad range of end-to-end integrated products and solutions that are critical to its customers’ businesses and employs approximately 3,200 people at 52 manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide. The Company is headquartered in Harvey, Illinois.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to financial outlook. Some of the forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “shall,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “seeks,” “aims,” “projects,” “is optimistic,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or other comparable terms. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, all matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond our control. We caution you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or outcomes and that actual performance and outcomes, including, without limitation, our actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the market in which we operate, may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. In addition, even if our results of operations, financial condition and cash flows, and the development of the market in which we operate, are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in subsequent periods.

A number of important factors, including, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on November 29, 2016 could cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Additional factors that could cause actual results and outcomes to differ from those reflected in forward-looking statements include, without limitation: declines in, and uncertainty regarding, the general business and economic conditions in the U.S. and international markets in which we operate; weakness or another downturn in the U.S. non-residential construction industry; changes in prices of raw materials; pricing pressure, reduced profitability, or loss of market share due to intense competition; availability and cost of third-party freight carriers and energy; high levels of imports of products similar to those manufactured by us; changes in federal, state, local and international governmental regulations and trade policies; adverse weather conditions; failure to generate sufficient cash flow from operations or to raise sufficient funds in the capital markets to satisfy existing obligations and support the development of our business; increased costs relating to future capital and operating expenditures to maintain compliance with environmental, health and safety laws; reduced spending by, deterioration in the financial condition of, or other adverse developments with respect to, one or more of our top customers; increases in our working capital needs, which are substantial and fluctuate based on economic activity and the market prices for our main raw materials, including as a result of failure to collect, or delays in the collection of, cash from the sale of manufactured products; work stoppage or other interruptions of production at our facilities as a result of disputes under existing collective bargaining agreements with labor unions or in connection with negotiations of new collective bargaining agreements, as a result of supplier financial distress, or for other reasons; challenges attracting and retaining key personnel or high-quality employees; changes in our financial obligations relating to pension plans that we maintain in the United States; reduced production or distribution capacity due to interruptions in the operations of our facilities or those of our key suppliers; loss of a substantial number of our third-party agents or distributors or a dramatic deviation from the amount of sales they generate; security threats, attacks, or other disruptions to our information systems, or failure to comply with complex network security, data privacy and other legal obligations or the failure to protect sensitive information; possible impairment of goodwill or other long-lived assets as a result of future triggering events, such as declines in our cash flow projections or customer demand; safety and labor risks associated with the manufacture and in the testing of our products; product liability, construction defect and warranty claims and litigation relating to our various products, as well as government inquiries and investigations, and consumer, employment, tort and other legal proceedings; our ability to protect our intellectual property and other material proprietary rights; risks inherent in doing business internationally; our inability to introduce new products effectively or implement our innovation strategies; the inability of our customers to pay off the credit lines extended to them by us in a timely manner and the negative impact on customer relations resulting from our collections efforts with respect to non-paying or slow-paying customers; the incurrence of liabilities and the issuance of additional debt or equity in connection with acquisitions, joint ventures or divestitures; failure to manage acquisitions successfully, including identifying, evaluating, and valuing acquisition targets and integrating acquired companies, businesses or assets; the incurrence of liabilities in connection with violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar foreign anti-corruption laws; the incurrence of additional expenses, increase in complexity of our supply chain and potential damage to our reputation with customers resulting from regulations related to “conflict minerals”; disruptions or impediments to the receipt of sufficient raw materials resulting from various anti-terrorism security measures; restrictions contained in our debt agreements; failure to generate cash sufficient to pay the principal of, interest on, or other amounts due on our debt; the significant influence our majority stockholder will have over corporate decisions; and other factors described from time to time in documents that we file with the SEC. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information contained herein, which speaks only as of the date hereof.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release includes certain financial information, not prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States ("GAAP") . Because not all companies calculate non-GAAP financial information identically (or at all), the presentations herein may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies. Further, these measures should not be considered substitutes for the performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP. See non-GAAP reconciliations below in this press release for a reconciliation of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Adjusted Net Sales

We present Adjusted net sales to facilitate comparisons of reported net sales from period to period within our MP&S segment. In August 2015, we announced plans to exit the Fence and Sprinkler product lines in order to re-align our long-term strategic focus. These product lines were exited during the first quarter of fiscal 2016. Management uses Adjusted net sales to evaluate our ongoing business operations, which no longer include Fence and Sprinkler. We define Adjusted net sales as reported net sales excluding net sales directly attributable to Fence and Sprinkler.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin

We use Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin in evaluating the performance of our business. We use Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin in the preparation of our annual operating budgets and as indicators of business performance and profitability. We believe Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin allow us to readily view operating trends, perform analytical comparisons and identify strategies to improve operating performance. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before: depreciation and amortization, gain on extinguishment of debt, interest expense (net), income tax expense (benefit), restructuring and impairments, net periodic pension benefit cost, stock-based compensation, impact from anti-microbial coated sprinkler pipe, or “ABF,” product liability, consulting fees, legal settlements, transaction costs, other items, and the impact from our Fence and Sprinkler exit. We believe Adjusted EBITDA, when presented in conjunction with comparable GAAP measures, is useful for investors because management uses Adjusted EBITDA as a profitability measure in evaluating the performance of our business. We define Adjusted EBITDA Margin as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of Adjusted net sales.

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Share

We use Adjusted net income and Adjusted earnings per share in evaluating the performance of our business and profitability. Management believes that these measures provide useful information to investors by offering additional ways of viewing the Company’s results that, when reconciled to the corresponding GAAP measure provide an indication of performance and profitability excluding the impact of unusual and or non-cash items. We define Adjusted net income as net income (loss) before consulting fees, stock-based compensation expense and other items, including the impact from our Fence and Sprinkler exit. We define Adjusted earnings per share as basic and diluted earnings per share excluding the per share impact of consulting fees, stock-based compensation and other items, including the impact from our Fence and Sprinkler exit.

Leverage Ratio - Net debt/Adjusted EBITDA

We define leverage ratio as the ratio of net debt (total debt less cash and cash equivalents) to Adjusted EBITDA on a trailing twelve month basis. We believe the leverage ratio is useful to investors as an alternative liquidity measure.

   
ATKORE INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended
September 30,   September 25, September 30,   September 25,

(in thousands, except per share data)

2016 2015 2016 2015
Net sales $ 416,239 $ 437,814 $ 1,523,384 $ 1,729,168
Cost of sales 322,897   366,980   1,154,702   1,456,375  
Gross profit 93,342 70,834 368,682 272,793
Gross Margin 22.4 % 16.2 % 24.2 % 15.8 %
Selling, general and administrative 56,985 55,124 219,397 185,815
Intangible asset amortization 5,583 6,328 22,238 22,103
Asset impairment charges 129   27,937   129   27,937  
Operating income (loss) 30,645 (18,555 ) 126,918 36,938
Interest expense, net 11,181 11,185 41,798 44,809
Loss on extinguishment of debt     (1,661 )  
Income (loss) before income taxes 19,464 (29,740 ) 86,781 (7,871 )
Income tax expense (benefit) 3,892   (2,689 ) 27,985   (2,916 )
Net income (loss) $ 15,572   $ (27,051 ) $ 58,796   $ (4,955 )
 
Weighted-Average Common Shares Outstanding
Basic 62,492 62,498 62,486 62,527
Diluted 64,269 62,498 62,820 62,527
Net income (loss) per share
Basic $ 0.25 $ (0.43 ) $ 0.94 $ (0.08 )
Diluted $ 0.24 $ (0.43 ) $ 0.94 $ (0.08 )
   
ATKORE INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
September 30, September 25,
(in thousands, except share and per share data) 2016 2015
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 200,279 $ 80,598
Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,006 and $1,173, respectively 192,090 216,992
Inventories, net 161,465 161,924
Assets held for sale 6,680 3,313
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 22,407   18,665  
Total current assets 582,921 481,492
Property, plant and equipment, net 202,692 224,284
Intangible assets, net 254,937 277,175
Goodwill 115,829 115,829
Deferred income taxes 945 1,087
Non-trade receivables 7,244   13,932  
Total Assets $ 1,164,568   $ 1,113,799  
Liabilities and Equity
Current Liabilities:
Short-term debt and current maturities of long-term debt $ 1,267 $ 2,864
Accounts payable 114,118 109,847
Income tax payable 2,326 515
Accrued and other current liabilities 87,111   97,272  
Total current liabilities 204,822 210,498
Long-term debt 629,046 649,344
Deferred income taxes 12,834 14,557
Other long-term tax liabilities 6,838 13,319
Pension liabilities 35,172 28,126
Other long-term liabilities 18,610   41,678  
Total Liabilities 907,322   957,522  
Equity:
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 62,458,367 and 62,453,437 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 626 626
Treasury stock, held at cost, 260,900 and 260,900 shares, respectively (2,580 ) (2,580 )
Additional paid-in capital 398,292 352,505
Accumulated deficit (113,142 ) (173,241 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (25,950 ) (21,033 )
Total Equity 257,246   156,277  
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 1,164,568   $ 1,113,799  
   
ATKORE INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
September 30, September 25,

(in thousands)

2016 2015
Operating activities:
Net income (loss) $ 58,796 $ (4,955 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
(Gain) loss on sale of fixed assets and assets held for sale (357 ) 1,240
Impairment of assets 129 27,937
Depreciation and amortization 55,017 59,465
Amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue discount 3,586 3,631
Deferred income taxes 2,556 (3,650 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt (1,661 )
Provision for losses on accounts receivable and inventory 3,021 546
Stock-based compensation expense 21,127 13,523
Other adjustments to net income (190 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions
Accounts receivable 24,538 7,038
Inventories (2,437 ) 67,509
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (2,986 ) (616 )
Accounts payable 4,061 (43,710 )
Income taxes 1,005 (3,814 )
Accrued and other liabilities (9,551 ) 16,311
Other, net (8 ) 618  
Net cash provided by operating activities 156,646 141,073
Investing activities:
Capital expenditures (16,830 ) (26,849 )
Proceeds from sale of properties and equipment 75 1,451
Proceeds from sale of assets held for sale 2,400
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (30,549 )
Proceeds from sale of an investment 1,328 4,844
Other, net 132   (78 )
Net cash (used for) continuing investing activities (12,895 ) (51,181 )
Net cash provided by discontinued investing activities   4,540  
Net cash (used for) investing activities (12,895 ) (46,641 )
Financing activities:
Borrowings under credit facility 788,000
Repayments under credit facility (828,000 )
Proceeds from short-term debt 1,692
Repayments of short-term debt (1,619 ) (1,661 )
Repayments of long-term debt (22,175 ) (4,200 )
Issuance of common stock 52 49
Repurchase of common stock (882 )
Payment for debt financing costs and fees (102 )
Proceeds from foreign exchange forward option 999
Other, net (166 ) (1 )
Net cash (used for) financing activities (23,908 ) (44,106 )
Effects of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (162 ) (3,088 )
Increase in cash and cash equivalents 119,681 47,238
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 80,598   33,360  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 200,279   $ 80,598  
Supplementary Cash Flow information
Interest paid $ 49,855 $ 41,460
Income taxes paid, net of refunds 30,859 4,759
Capital expenditures, not yet paid 525 327
Non-cash preferred stock dividends
Reclassification of stock-based compensation liability 43,870
 

The following table presents reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) for the periods presented:

  Three Months Ended   Fiscal Year Ended

(in thousands)

September 30, 2016   September 25, 2015 September 30, 2016   September 25, 2015
Net income (loss) $ 15,572 $ (27,051 ) $ 58,796 $ (4,955 )
Depreciation and amortization 14,953 16,092 55,017 59,465
Gain on extinguishment of debt (1,661 )
Interest expense, net 11,181 11,185 41,798 44,809
Income tax expense (benefit) 3,892 (2,689 ) 27,985 (2,916 )
Restructuring & impairments 1,701 32,061 4,096 32,703
Net periodic pension benefit cost 110 144 441 578
Stock-based compensation 4,230 11,061 21,127 13,523
ABF product liability impact 212 (1,899 ) 850 (216 )
Consulting fees 875 15,425 3,500
Legal settlements 82 1,382
Transaction costs (a) 2,484 2,009 7,832 6,039
Other (b) 6,947 9,975 1,103 14,305
Impact of Fence and Sprinkler exit   2,236   811   (2,885 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 61,364   $ 53,999   $ 235,002   $ 163,950  
 
(a) Represents costs associated with the Company's initial public offering and acquisition and divestiture-related activities.
(b) Represents other items, such as lower-of-cost-or-market inventory adjustments, release of indemnified uncertain tax positions and the impact of foreign exchange gains or losses related to our divestiture in Brazil.
 

The following tables represent reconciliations of Adjusted net sales to net sales and calculations of Adjusted EBITDA Margin by segment for the periods presented:

  Fiscal year ended
September 30, 2016   September 25, 2015

(in thousands)

Net sales   Impact of Fence and Sprinkler exit   Adjusted net sales   Adjusted EBITDA   Adjusted EBITDA Margin Net sales   Impact of Fence and Sprinkler exit   Adjusted net sales   Adjusted EBITDA   Adjusted EBITDA Margin
Electrical Raceway $ 988,125 $ $ 988,125 $ 174,588 17.7 % $ 1,005,579 $ $ 1,005,579 $ 106,717 10.6 %
Mechanical Products & Solutions 537,132 (7,816 ) 529,316 $ 88,551 16.7 % 724,762 (178,593 ) 546,169 $ 79,553 14.6 %
Eliminations (1,873 )   (1,873 ) (1,173 )   (1,173 )
Consolidated operations $ 1,523,384   $ (7,816 ) $ 1,515,568   $ 1,729,168   $ (178,593 ) $ 1,550,575  
 
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2016   September 25, 2015

(in thousands)

Net sales   Impact of Fence and Sprinkler exit   Adjusted net sales   Adjusted EBITDA   Adjusted EBITDA Margin Net sales   Impact of Fence and Sprinkler exit   Adjusted net sales   Adjusted EBITDA   Adjusted EBITDA Margin
Electrical Raceway $ 273,401 $ $ 273,401 $ 45,532 16.7 % $ 254,596 $ $ 254,596 $ 32,937 12.9 %
Mechanical Products & Solutions 143,303 143,303 $ 23,827 16.6 % 183,551 (41,433 ) 142,118 $ 26,696 18.8 %
Eliminations (465 )   (465 ) (333 )   (333 )
Consolidated operations $ 416,239   $   $ 416,239   $ 437,814   $ (41,433 ) $ 396,381  
 

The following table presents reconciliations of Adjusted net sales to net sales for Atkore International Group Inc. for the periods presented:

  Three Months Ended   Fiscal year ended

($ in thousands)

September 30, 2016   September 25, 2015   Change   % Change September 30, 2016   September 25, 2015   Change   % Change
Net sales $ 416,239 $ 437,814 $ (21,575 ) (4.9 )% $ 1,523,384   $ 1,729,168   $ (205,784 )   (11.9 )%
Impact of Fence and Sprinkler exit   (41,433 ) 41,433   *   (7,816 )   (178,593 )   170,777   (95.6 )%
Adjusted net sales $ 416,239   $ 396,381   $ 19,858   5.0 % $ 1,515,568     $ 1,550,575     $ (35,007 ) (2.3 )%
 
Adjusted EBITDA $ 61,364 $ 53,999 $ 7,365 13.6 % $ 235,002 $ 163,950 $ 71,052 43.3 %
Adjusted EBITDA Margin 14.7 % 13.6 % 15.5 % 10.6 %
 
* Not meaningful
 

The following table presents reconciliations for Adjusted net income to net income for the periods presented:

  Three Months Ended   Fiscal Year Ended
September 30,   September 25, September 30,   September 25,

(in thousands, except per share data)

2016 2015 2016 2015
Net income $ 15,572 $ (27,051 ) $ 58,796 $ (4,955 )
Stock-based compensation 4,230 11,061 21,127 13,523
Consulting fee 875 15,425 3,500
Other (a) 6,947 9,975 1,103 14,305
Impact of Fence and Sprinkler exit   2,236   811   (2,885 )
Pre-tax adjustments to net income 11,177 24,147 38,466 28,443
Tax effect @ 38% (4,247 ) (9,176 ) (14,617 ) (10,808 )
Adjusted net income $ 22,502 $ (12,080 ) $ 82,645 $ 12,680
 
Weighted-Average Common Shares Outstanding
Basic 62,492 62,498 62,486 62,527
Diluted 64,269 62,498 62,820 62,527
 
Net income (loss) per share
Basic $ 0.25 $ (0.43 ) $ 0.94 $ (0.08 )
Diluted $ 0.24 $ (0.43 ) $ 0.94 $ (0.08 )
 
Adjusted Net income (loss) per share
Basic $ 0.36 $ (0.19 ) $ 1.32 $ 0.20
Diluted $ 0.35 $ (0.19 ) $ 1.32 $ 0.20
(a) Represents other items, such as lower-of-cost-or-market inventory adjustments, release of indemnified uncertain tax positions and the impact of foreign exchange gains or losses related to our divestiture in Brazil.
 

The following table presents reconciliations of Net Debt to Total Debt for the periods presented:

  September 30,   September 25,   September 26,

($ in thousands)

2016 2015   2014  
Short-term debt and current maturities of long-term debt $ 1,267 $ 2,864 $ 42,887
Long-term debt 629,046   649,344     649,980    
Total Debt 630,313 652,208 692,867
Less cash and cash equivalents 200,279   80,598     33,360    
Net Debt $ 430,034 $ 571,610 $

659,507

 
Adjusted EBITDA $ 235,002 $ 163,950 $ 126,597
 
Total debt/Adjusted EBITDA 2.7 x 4.0 x 5.5 x
Net debt/Adjusted EBITDA 1.8 x 3.5 x

5.2

x

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