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2024

Company Achieves 7.5% Growth in the Packaging Segment in Fourth Quarter

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan, February 29, 2024 - TriMas (NASDAQ: TRS) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023.

TriMas Highlights

  • Achieved quarterly net sales of $209.6 million, or growth of 1%, as compared to the prior year quarter
  • Increased net sales within TriMas' Packaging and Aerospace groups by 5% and 26.1%, respectively, as compared to fourth quarter 2022
  • Initiated a sale process for Arrow Engine, which when completed, would facilitate the Company's exit from the oil and gas end market
  • Delivered an approximate 2% return of capital to shareholders through share buybacks and dividends in 2023

"As we concluded 2023, we were pleased by the ongoing upward trend in our order intake, sales and conversion within our TriMas Aerospace group, and also by our TriMas Packaging group's gains in order intake momentum," said Thomas Amato, TriMas President and Chief Executive Officer. "While this positive momentum in our two largest segments was encouraging, demand in our Specialty Products businesses softened well beyond our expectations, as customers postponed their capital expenditure purchases to rebalance inventory levels toward year end."

"Although we encountered a challenging macro demand environment in 2023, our intense focus on cost management and operational improvements establishes a promising foundation for 2024. We addressed many of the critical sub-supply constraints to meet heightened demand in TriMas Aerospace, and rationalized our manufacturing and distribution footprint in TriMas Packaging. Throughout the year, we also continued to invest in the capabilities essential for our future growth, prioritizing innovation, sustainable solutions and digital transformation."

"Looking ahead to 2024 and beyond, we believe that TriMas’ strong balance sheet and cash generation will consistently afford us opportunities to invest in organic growth, pursue bolt-on acquisitions, pay a dividend and repurchase shares. We are dedicated to delivering long-term value for our shareholders, and remain confident in the strength of our market positions and underlying businesses," concluded Amato.

Fourth Quarter 2023

TriMas reported fourth quarter 2023 net sales of $209.6 million, an increase of 3.1% compared to $203.3 million in fourth quarter 2022, as organic growth in aerospace and defense, and certain packaging product lines, as well as acquisition-related sales, more than offset lower market demand for products used in certain industrial, and oil and gas applications. The Company reported operating profit of $11.6 million in fourth quarter 2023 compared to $26.3 million in fourth quarter 2022. Adjusting for Special Items(1), fourth quarter 2023 adjusted operating profit was $18.8 million compared to $36.3 million in the prior year period, as the favorable impacts of higher sales, operational efficiencies and costs savings gains in fourth quarter 2023 were more than offset by the $17.6 million pre-tax gain related to the non-core property divestiture in fourth quarter 2022 that did not repeat. Further adjusting for the fourth quarter 2022 property sale gain, fourth quarter 2023 adjusted operating profit would have been relatively flat on a comparable basis.

The Company reported fourth quarter 2023 net income of $7.9 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to $18.8 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, in fourth quarter 2022. Adjusting for Special Items(1), fourth quarter 2023 adjusted net income(2) was $12.3 million compared to $22.9 million in the prior year period. Fourth quarter 2023 adjusted diluted earnings per share(2) was $0.37 compared to $0.62 in the prior year period. The year-over-year decline was primarily related to the fourth quarter 2022 property divestiture gain that did not repeat in fourth quarter 2023. Further adjusting for the fourth quarter 2022 property sale gain, fourth quarter 2023 adjusted diluted earnings per share(2) would have increased by $0.05, as compared to the prior year quarter.

Full Year 2023

For full year 2023, TriMas reported net sales of $893.6 million, an increase of 1.1% compared to $883.8 million in 2022, as organic sales growth in TriMas' Aerospace and Specialty Products groups, and acquisition-related sales, more than offset the lower market demand for certain TriMas Packaging products, primarily used in personal care, food and industrial applications. The Company reported operating profit of $65.4 million in 2023, as compared to $99.1 million in 2022. Adjusting for Special Items(1), 2023 adjusted operating profit was $89.5 million compared to $116.2 million in the prior year, primarily as a result of a less favorable sales mix, supply and labor constraints, and the 2022 impact of more than $22.4 million of pre-tax property divestiture gains that did not repeat in 2023. Further adjusting for the 2022 property sale gains, 2023 adjusted operating profit would have decreased by 4.6% on a comparable basis.

The Company reported full year 2023 net income of $40.4 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, compared to $66.2 million, or $1.56 per diluted share, in 2022. Full year 2023 adjusted net income(2) was $59.1 million compared to $75.9 million in 2022, and adjusted diluted earnings per share(2) was $1.74. For full year 2022, TriMas reported adjusted diluted earnings per share(2) of $2.12, which benefited by $0.39 per share from the property divestiture gains that did not repeat in 2023. Further adjusting for the 2022 property sale gains, 2023 adjusted diluted earnings per share(2) would have increased slightly, as compared to 2022.

Financial Position

During 2023, the Company used $77.3 million for acquisitions and repurchased 680,594 shares of its outstanding common stock for $18.8 million, further reducing net shares outstanding by approximately 1.3%. TriMas also paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share of TriMas Corporation stock. In total, the Company provided an approximate return of capital to its shareholders of 2.2% between share buybacks and quarterly dividends in 2023.

TriMas ended 2023 with $34.9 million of cash on hand, $291.8 million of cash and available borrowing capacity under its revolving credit facility, and a net leverage ratio of 2.4x as defined in the Company's credit agreement. As of December 31, 2023, TriMas reported total debt of $395.7 million and Net Debt(3) of $360.8 million. The Company continues to maintain a strong balance sheet and remains committed to its capital allocation strategy of investing in its businesses, returning capital to shareholders through both share buybacks and dividends, and augmenting organic growth through programmatic bolt-on acquisitions.

The Company reported net cash provided by operating activities of $30.6 million for fourth quarter 2023, compared to $25.9 million in fourth quarter 2022. On a full year basis, TriMas reported net cash provided by operating activities of $88.2 million, compared to $72.6 million for 2022. As a result, the Company reported Free Cash Flow(4) of $14.7 million for fourth quarter 2023 compared to $14.2 million in fourth quarter 2022. For 2023, TriMas reported Free Cash Flow(4) of $47.8 million compared to $43.1 million in 2022. Please see Appendix I for further details.

Fourth Quarter Segment Results

TriMas Packaging group's net sales for the fourth quarter were $113.6 million, an increase of 7.5% compared to the year ago period, as organic growth within the life sciences, and beauty and personal care end markets, and sales from a recent acquisition, more than offset the continued soft demand in certain closure products, primarily in food and beverage-related applications. Fourth quarter operating profit declined as a result of restructuring costs during the quarter to streamline and position the business for future operating leverage gains. Adjusting for Special Items(1), fourth quarter 2023 operating profit increased, primarily as a result of sales increases, structural cost reductions and other cost savings actions. The Company continues to actively engage with its customers to evaluate longer-term demand requirements as order intake begins to build momentum, while continuing to drive cost improvement actions to better position TriMas Packaging for operating gains as demand recovers.

TriMas Aerospace group's net sales for the fourth quarter were $64.0 million, an increase of 26.1% compared to the year ago period, primarily driven by increased aerospace production demand, reduced production constraints and acquisition-related sales. Fourth quarter operating profit and the related margin increased, primarily due to operational excellence initiatives and related higher conversion rates. The Company is focused on continuing to invest in operational excellence improvements and the addition of skilled labor to further enhance conversion on higher demand in 2024.

TriMas Specialty Products group's net sales for the fourth quarter were $32.0 million, a decrease of 31.8% compared to the year ago period, a decline well beyond anticipated, as most industrial customers deferred capital expenditure purchases to rebalance inventories toward the end of the year. Fourth quarter operating profit and the related margin level decreased, as a result of lower sales and related lower absorption. In addition, the Company has initiated a sales process for its Arrow Engine business, which when successfully completed, would facilitate an exit of its presence in the oil and gas end market.

Outlook

The Company expects TriMas' 2024 consolidated sales to increase 5% to 8% compared to 2023. The Company expects full year 2024 adjusted diluted earnings per share(2) to be between $1.95 to $2.15 per share. Effective as of the first quarter of 2024, the Company will be adding back non-cash compensation expense to its adjusted diluted earnings per share calculation.

"After a year of proactively managing through demand weakness in the consumer goods and industrial markets within TriMas' Packaging group, we anticipate the beginning of a gradual recovery within both of these end markets in 2024, with consumer spending leading the way in the early part of the year. We also anticipate that demand in the aerospace and defense end market will continue to remain strong in 2024. As we start the year, we remain optimistic about our future prospects, and believe our strategy to deploy our cash generation to augment TriMas' core growth with acquisitions will continue to drive long-term value for our shareholders. We continue to plan to opportunistically repurchase our shares given our confidence in the outlook for our business and long-term strategy," commented Amato.

The above outlook includes the impact of all announced acquisitions. All of the above amounts considered as 2024 guidance are after adjusting for any current or future amounts that may be considered Special Items, and in the case of adjusted diluted earnings per share, acquisition-related intangible asset amortization expense for deals that have not yet been consummated. The inability to predict the amount and timing of the impacts of these Special Items makes a detailed reconciliation of these forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures impracticable.(1)  Please see Appendix I for further details related to the reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures, including the reconciliation of diluted earnings per share (GAAP) to adjusted diluted earnings per share for full year 2024 outlook.

Conference Call Information

TriMas will host its fourth quarter and full year 2023 earnings conference call today, Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. ET. To participate via phone, please dial (877) 407-0890 (U.S. and Canada) or +1 (201) 389-0918 (outside the U.S. and Canada) and ask to be connected to the TriMas fourth quarter and full year 2023 earnings conference call. The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast via TriMas' website at www.trimas.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 (877) 660-6853 (U.S. and Canada) or +1 (201) 612-7415 (outside the U.S. and Canada) with a meeting ID of 13744326, beginning February 29, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. ET through March 14, 2024 at 3:00 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 TriMas’ business, financial condition or future results, involve risks and uncertainties with respect to, including, but not limited to: general economic and currency conditions; competitive factors; market demand; our ability to realize our business strategies; our ability to identify attractive acquisition candidates, successfully integrate acquired operations or realize the intended benefits of such acquisitions; pressures on our supply chain, including availability of raw materials and inflationary pressures on raw material and energy costs, and customers; the performance of our subcontractors and suppliers; risks and uncertainties associated with intangible assets, including goodwill or other intangible asset impairment charges; risks associated with a concentrated customer base; information technology and other cyber-related risks; risks related to our international operations, including, but not limited to, risks relating to tensions between the United States and China; government and regulatory actions, including, without limitation, climate change legislation and other environmental regulations, as well as the impact of tariffs, quotas and surcharges; changes to fiscal and tax policies; intellectual property factors; uncertainties associated with our ability to meet customers’ and suppliers’ sustainability and environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) goals and achieve our sustainability and ESG goals in alignment with our own announced targets; litigation; contingent liabilities relating to acquisition activities; interest rate volatility; our leverage; liabilities imposed by our debt instruments; labor disputes and shortages; the disruption of operations from catastrophic or extraordinary events, including, but not limited to, natural disasters, geopolitical conflicts and public health crises, the amount and timing of future dividends and/or share repurchases, which remain subject to Board approval and depend on market and other conditions; our future prospects; our ability to successfully complete the sale of our Arrow Engine business; and other risks that are detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023. The risks described are not the only risks facing our Company. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deemed to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial position and results of operations or cash flows. 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, except as required by law.

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. Management believes that presenting these non-GAAP financial measures 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 and to the Company’s peers. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a replacement for or superior to, the comparable GAAP measure, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Reconciliations of forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are provided only for the expected impact of amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets for completed acquisitions, as the Company is unable to provide estimates of future Special Items(1) or amortization from future acquisitions without unreasonable effort, due to the uncertainty and inherent difficulty of predicting the occurrence and the financial impact of such items impacting comparability and the periods in which such items may be recognized. For the same reasons, the Company is unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information, which could be material to future results. 

Additional information is available at www.trimas.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.

(2) The Company defines adjusted diluted earnings per share as net income (per GAAP), plus or minus the after-tax impact of Special Items(1), plus the after-tax impact of non-cash acquisition-related intangible asset amortization expense. While the acquisition-related intangible assets aid in the Company’s revenue generation, the Company adjusts for the non-cash amortization expense because the Company believes it (i) enhances management’s and investors’ ability to analyze underlying business performance, (ii) facilitates comparisons of financial results over multiple periods, and (iii) provides more relevant comparisons of financial results with the results of other companies as the amortization expense associated with these assets may fluctuate significantly from period to period based on the timing, size, nature, and number of acquisitions.

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

(4) 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 manufactures a diverse set of products primarily for the consumer products, aerospace and industrial markets through its TriMas Packaging, TriMas Aerospace and Specialty Products groups. Our approximately 3,400 dedicated employees in 13 countries provide customers with a wide range of innovative and quality product solutions through our market-leading businesses. Our 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.trimas.com.

Contact

Sherry Lauderback
VP, Investor Relations & Communications
(248) 631-5506
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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan, February 20, 2024 – TriMas (NASDAQ: TRS) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share of TriMas Corporation stock. The quarterly dividend is payable on March 8, 2024, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 1, 2024.

About TriMas
TriMas manufactures a diverse set of products primarily for the consumer products, aerospace and industrial markets through its TriMas Packaging, TriMas Aerospace and Specialty Products groups. Our approximately 3,500 dedicated employees in 13 countries provide customers with a wide range of innovative and quality product solutions through our market-leading businesses. Our 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.trimas.com.

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 TriMas’ business, financial condition or future results, involve risks and uncertainties with respect to, including, but not limited to: general economic and currency conditions; the severity and duration of the ongoing coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic; competitive factors; market demand; our ability to realize our business strategies; our ability to identify attractive acquisition candidates, successfully integrate acquired operations or realize the intended benefits of such acquisitions; pressures on our supply chain, including availability of raw materials and inflationary pressures on raw material and energy costs, and customers; the performance of our subcontractors and suppliers; risks and uncertainties associated with intangible assets, including goodwill or other intangible asset impairment charges; risks associated with a concentrated customer base; information technology and other cyber-related risks; risks related to our international operations, including, but not limited to, risks relating to rising tensions between the United States and China; government and regulatory actions, including, without limitation, climate change legislation and other environmental regulations, as well as the impact of tariffs, quotas and surcharges; changes to fiscal and tax policies; intellectual property factors; uncertainties associated with our ability to meet customers’ and suppliers’ sustainability and environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) goals and achieve our sustainability and ESG goals in alignment with our own announced targets; litigation; contingent liabilities relating to acquisition activities; interest rate volatility; our leverage; liabilities imposed by our debt instruments; labor disputes and shortages; the disruption of operations from catastrophic or extraordinary events, including, but not limited to, natural disasters, geopolitical conflicts and public health crises, such as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic; the amount and timing of future dividends and/or share repurchases, which remain subject to Board approval and depend on market and other conditions; our future prospects; and other risks that are detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022. The risks described are not the only risks facing our Company. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deemed to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial position and results of operations or cash flows. 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, except as required by law.

CONTACT
Sherry Lauderback
VP, Investor Relations & Communications
(248) 631-5506
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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan, February 1, 2024 – TriMas (NASDAQ: TRS) announced today that itwill host its fourth quarter and full year 2023 earnings conference call on Thursday, February 29, 2024. The conference call will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Time and will follow the Company’s release of fourth quarter and full year 2023 earnings results at 8 a.m. that day.

To participate on the earnings conference call, please dial: (877) 407-0890 (U.S. and Canada) or +1 (201) 389-0918 (outside the U.S. and Canada) and ask to be connected to the TriMas fourth quarter and full year 2023 earnings conference call. The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast via TriMas’ website at www.trimas.com, under the “Investors” section, with an accompanying slide presentation.

If you are unable to participate during the live teleconference, a replay of the conference call will be available beginning February 29 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time through March 14 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the replay, please dial: (877) 660-6853 (U.S. and Canada) or +1 (201) 612-7415 (outside the U.S. and Canada) and use meeting ID 13744326 to access or visit the “Investors” section of the Company’s website.

About TriMas
TriMas designs and manufactures a diverse set of products primarily for the consumer products, aerospace and industrial markets, through its TriMas Packaging, TriMas Aerospace and Specialty Products groups. Our approximately 3,500 dedicated employees in 13 countries provide customers with a wide range of innovative and quality product solutions through our market-leading businesses. Our 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.trimas.com.

CONTACT
Sherry Lauderback
Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications
(248) 631-5506
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