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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

  
 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022

  

OR

  

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

  
 

For the transition period from             to

 

Commission File Number 001-34627

 

GENERAC HOLDINGS INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

20-5654756

(State or other jurisdiction of

(IRS Employer

incorporation or organization)

Identification No.)

  

S45 W29290 Hwy 59, Waukesha, WI

53189

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

(262544-4811

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

GNRC

New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☑ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☑ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer ☐

Non-accelerated filer ☐

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

 

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No ☑

 

As of May 4, 2022, there were 63,829,951 shares of registrant’s common stock outstanding.

 



 

  

 

GENERAC HOLDINGS INC.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Page

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

     

Item 1.

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 
     
 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021

1

     
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021

2

     
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021

3

     
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021

4

     
 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

5

     

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

15

     

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

26

     

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

26

   

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

     

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

26

     

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

26

     

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

27

     

Item 6.

Exhibits

27

     
 

Signatures

28

 

 

 
 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.           Financial Statements

 

Generac Holdings Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(U.S. Dollars in Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

 

  

March 31,

  

December 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 

Assets

        

Current assets:

        

Cash and cash equivalents

 $206,023  $147,339 

Accounts receivable, less allowance for credit losses

  609,870   546,466 

Inventories

  1,236,772   1,089,705 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

  72,736   64,954 

Total current assets

  2,125,401   1,848,464 
         

Property and equipment, net

  443,480   440,852 
         

Customer lists, net

  231,513   238,722 

Patents and technology, net

  482,947   492,473 

Other intangible assets, net

  56,246   66,436 

Tradenames, net

  237,854   243,531 

Goodwill

  1,412,187   1,409,674 

Deferred income taxes

  11,779   15,740 

Operating lease and other assets

  150,126   121,888 

Total assets

 $5,151,533  $4,877,780 
         

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

        

Current liabilities:

        

Short-term borrowings

 $84,995  $72,035 

Accounts payable

  697,486   674,208 

Accrued wages and employee benefits

  50,443   72,060 

Other accrued liabilities

  415,955   331,674 

Current portion of long-term borrowings and finance lease obligations

  4,279   5,930 

Total current liabilities

  1,253,158   1,155,907 
         

Long-term borrowings and finance lease obligations

  1,002,685   902,091 

Deferred income taxes

  163,843   205,964 

Operating lease and other long-term liabilities

  351,724   341,681 

Total liabilities

  2,771,410   2,605,643 
         

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

  71,511   58,050 
         

Stockholders’ equity:

        

Common stock, par value $0.01, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 72,589,905 and 72,386,017 shares issued at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

  727   725 

Additional paid-in capital

  959,890   952,939 

Treasury stock, at cost

  (471,833)  (448,976)

Excess purchase price over predecessor basis

  (202,116)  (202,116)

Retained earnings

  2,067,868   1,965,957 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

  (46,402)  (54,755)

Stockholders’ equity attributable to Generac Holdings Inc.

  2,308,134   2,213,774 

Noncontrolling interests

  478   313 

Total stockholders' equity

  2,308,612   2,214,087 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 $5,151,533  $4,877,780 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

Generac Holdings Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(U.S. Dollars in Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

 

  

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 
         

Net sales

 $1,135,856  $807,434 

Costs of goods sold

  775,108   485,620 

Gross profit

  360,748   321,814 
         

Operating expenses:

        

Selling and service

  98,243   68,424 

Research and development

  39,744   22,388 

General and administrative

  41,972   32,899 

Amortization of intangibles

  26,054   8,979 

Total operating expenses

  206,013   132,690 

Income from operations

  154,735   189,124 
         

Other (expense) income:

        

Interest expense

  (9,554)  (7,723)

Investment income

  77   603 

Other, net

  246   3,309 

Total other expense, net

  (9,231)  (3,811)
         

Income before provision for income taxes

  145,504   185,313 

Provision for income taxes

  28,608   35,368 

Net income

  116,896   149,945 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

  3,038   952 

Net income attributable to Generac Holdings Inc.

 $113,858  $148,993 
         

Net income attributable to Generac Holdings Inc. per common share - basic:

 $1.61  $2.39 

Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic:

  63,449,380   62,478,734 
         

Net income attributable to Generac Holdings Inc. per common share - diluted:

 $1.57  $2.33 

Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted:

  64,828,819   64,099,073 
         

Comprehensive income attributable to Generac Holdings Inc.

 $122,365  $153,816 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

Generac Holdings Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity

(U.S. Dollars in Thousands, Except Share Data)

(Unaudited)

 

  

Generac Holdings Inc.

         
                      

Excess Purchase Price

  

 

  

Accumulated

             
          

Additional

          

Over

  

 

  

Other

  

Total

         
  

Common Stock

  

Paid-In

  

Treasury Stock

  

Predecessor

  Retained  

Comprehensive

  

Stockholders'

  

Noncontrolling

     
  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Capital

  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Basis

  Earnings  

Income (Loss)

  

Equity

  

Interest

  

Total

 

Balance at January 1, 2022

  72,386,017  $725  $952,939   (8,667,031) $(448,976) $(202,116) $1,965,957  $(54,755) $2,213,774  $313  $2,214,087 

Unrealized gain on interest rate swaps, net of tax of $6,326

                       18,728   18,728      18,728 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

                       (10,375)  (10,375)  182   (10,193)

Common stock issued under equity incentive plans, net of shares withheld for employee taxes and strike price

  203,888   2   (1,876)                 (1,874)     (1,874)

Net share settlement of restricted stock awards

           (73,832)  (22,857)           (22,857)     (22,857)

Share-based compensation

        8,827                  8,827      8,827 

Redemption value adjustment

                    (11,947)     (11,947)     (11,947)

Net income

                    113,858      113,858   (17)  113,841 
                                             

Balance at March 31, 2022

  72,589,905  $727  $959,890   (8,740,863) $(471,833) $(202,116) $2,067,868  $(46,402) $2,308,134  $478  $2,308,612 

 

  

Generac Holdings Inc.

         
                      

Excess Purchase Price

  

 

  

Accumulated

             
          

Additional

          

Over

  

 

  

Other

  

Total

         
  

Common Stock

  

Paid-In

  

Treasury Stock

  

Predecessor

  Retained  

Comprehensive

  

Stockholders'

  

Noncontrolling

     
  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Capital

  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Basis

  Earnings  

Income (Loss)

  

Equity

  

Interest

  

Total

 

Balance at January 1, 2021

  72,024,329  $721  $525,541   (9,173,731) $(332,164) $(202,116) $1,432,565  $(34,254) $1,390,293  $(89) $1,390,204 

Unrealized gain on interest rate swaps, net of tax of $5,065

                       14,995   14,995      14,995 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

                       (12,240)  (12,240)  (3)  (12,243)

Common stock issued under equity incentive plans, net of shares withheld for employee taxes and strike price

  181,417   2   3,314                  3,316      3,316 

Net share settlement of restricted stock awards

           (78,087)  (26,198)           (26,198)     (26,198)

Share-based compensation

        5,448                  5,448      5,448 

Redemption value adjustment

                    123      123      123 

Net income

                    148,993      148,993   (69)  148,924 
                                             

Balance at March 31, 2021

  72,205,746  $723  $534,303   (9,251,818) $(358,362) $(202,116) $1,581,681  $(31,499) $1,524,730  $(161) $1,524,569 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

Generac Holdings Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(U.S. Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

  

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 

Operating activities

        

Net income

 $116,896  $149,945 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

        

Depreciation

  12,407   9,258 

Amortization of intangible assets

  26,054   8,979 

Amortization of original issue discount and deferred financing costs

  637   646 

Deferred income taxes

  (49,156)  1,702 

Share-based compensation expense

  8,827   5,448 

Gain on disposal of assets

  (571)  (3,979)

Other non-cash (gains) charges

  (6,446)  281 

Net changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:

        

Accounts receivable

  (66,510)  (56,710)

Inventories

  (147,250)  (45,833)

Other assets

  2,253   (1,773)

Accounts payable

  26,363   56,769 

Accrued wages and employee benefits

  (21,558)  (15,812)

Other accrued liabilities

  102,015   63,014 

Excess tax benefits from equity awards

  (14,103)  (19,392)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

  (10,142)  152,543 
         

Investing activities

        

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

  1,864   5 

Proceeds from sale of investment

  1,308   4,902 

Proceeds from beneficial interests in securitization transactions

  1,573   712 

Contribution to equity method investment

  (2,921)   

Expenditures for property and equipment

  (28,200)  (27,469)

Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired

  (999)   

Net cash used in investing activities

  (27,375)  (21,850)
         

Financing activities

        

Proceeds from short-term borrowings

  136,664   32,215 

Proceeds from long-term borrowings

  110,000    

Repayments of short-term borrowings

  (124,609)  (43,979)

Repayments of long-term borrowings and finance lease obligations

  (1,737)  (1,604)

Payment of contingent acquisition consideration

     (3,750)

Taxes paid related to equity awards

  (34,620)  (35,901)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

  9,903   13,011 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

  95,601   (40,008)
         

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

  600   (999)
         

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

  58,684   89,686 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

  147,339   655,128 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 $206,023  $744,814 

 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

Generac Holdings Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(U.S. Dollars in Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

1.   Description of Business and Basis of Presentation

 

Founded in 1959, Generac Holdings Inc. (the Company) is a leading global designer and manufacturer of a wide range of energy technology solutions. The Company provides power generation equipment, energy storage systems, grid service solutions, and other power products serving the residential, light commercial, and industrial markets. Generac’s power products and solutions are available globally through a broad network of independent dealers, distributors, retailers, e-commerce partners, wholesalers, and equipment rental companies, as well as sold direct to certain end user customers.

 

Over the years, the Company has executed a number of acquisitions that support its strategic plan (as discussed in Item 1 of the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021). A summary of acquisitions affecting the reporting periods presented include:

 

 In June 2021, the Company acquired Deep Sea Electronics Limited (Deep Sea), founded in 1975 and headquartered in Hunmanby, United Kingdom. Deep Sea is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of a diverse suite of flexible control solutions focused on the global power generation and transfer switch markets.
 In July 2021, the Company acquired Chilicon Power, LLC (Chilicon), a designer and provider of grid-interactive microinverter and monitoring solutions for the solar market. Based in Los Angeles, California, Chilicon's power inversion and monitoring system technologies maximize photovoltaic (solar power) system production, lower installer operational cost, and promote end-user satisfaction.
 In September 2021, the Company acquired Apricity Code Corporation (Apricity Code), an advanced engineering and product design company located in Bend, Oregon.
 In September 2021, the Company acquired Off Grid Energy Ltd (Off Grid Energy), a designer and manufacturer of industrial-grade mobile energy storage systems. Headquartered in Rugby, United Kingdom, Off Grid Energy offers a diverse range of energy storage solutions that provide cleaner and more flexible energy for industrial and mobile applications. 
 In October 2021, the Company acquired Tank Utility, Inc. (Tank Utility). Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Tank Utility is a provider of IoT propane tank monitoring that enables the optimization of propane fuel logistics.
 In December 2021, the Company acquired ecobee Inc. (ecobee), founded in 2007 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada. ecobee is a leader in sustainable home technology solutions including smart thermostats that deliver significant energy savings, security and peace of mind. 

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries that are consolidated in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). All intercompany amounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2022, the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the condensed consolidated statements of stockholders’ equity for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, and the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 have been prepared by the Company and have not been audited. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include only normal recurring adjustments except where disclosed) necessary for the fair presentation of the financial position, results of operation, and cash flows have been made. The results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

 

The preparation of the condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.

 

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New Accounting Pronouncements

 

Changes to GAAP are established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in the form of accounting standard updates (ASUs) to the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC). ASUs issued were assessed and have already been adopted in a prior period or determined to be either not applicable or are not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

 

2.   Acquisitions

 

Fiscal 2021 Acquisitions

 

Acquisition of Deep Sea

 

On June 1, 2021, the Company acquired Deep Sea for a purchase price, net of cash acquired, of $420,700. Headquartered in Hunmanby, United Kingdom, Deep Sea is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of a diverse suite of flexible control solutions focused on the global power generation and transfer switch markets. The acquisition purchase price was funded solely through cash on hand.

 

The Company recorded its preliminary purchase price allocation during the second quarter of 2021, and it was updated in the third and fourth quarters of 2021 as well as in the first quarter of 2022, based upon the Company's estimates of the fair value of the acquired assets and assumed liabilities at that time. As a result, the Company recorded $436,995 of intangible assets, including $265,558 of goodwill recorded in the International segment, as of the acquisition date. The goodwill ascribed to this acquisition is not deductible for tax purposes. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the results of Deep Sea from the date of acquisition through March 31, 2022. 

 

Acquisition of Chilicon

 

On July 2, 2021, the Company acquired Chilicon for a purchase price, net of cash acquired, of $61,129. Based in Los Angeles, California, Chilicon is a designer and provider of grid-interactive microinverter and monitoring solutions for the solar market. Chilicon's power inversion and monitoring system technologies maximize photovoltaic (solar power) system production, lower installer operational cost, and promote end-user satisfaction. The fair value of the consideration transferred consisted of the following: 

 

Cash

 $11,821 

Deferred cash payment (1)

  6,000 

Common stock issued

  12,000 

Contingent consideration (2)

  31,308 

Total purchase price

 $61,129 

 

(1)

Payable on the third business day after December 31, 2023.
(2)Payable within 45 calendar days following the conclusion of the earnout period, December 31, 2025. To be paid in the form of common stock issued upon achievement of certain performance targets at the end of the earnout period.

 

The Company recorded its preliminary purchase price allocation during the third quarter of 2021, and it was updated in the fourth quarter of 2021 as well as in the first quarter of 2022, based upon the Company's estimates of the fair value of the acquired assets and assumed liabilities at that time. As a result, the Company recorded $70,174 of intangible assets, including $36,974 of goodwill recorded in the Domestic segment, as of the acquisition date. The goodwill ascribed to the Chilicon acquisition is not deductible for tax purposes. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the results of Chilicon from the date of acquisition through March 31, 2022. 

 

Acquisition of Off Grid Energy

 

On September 1, 2021, the Company acquired Off Grid Energy for a purchase price of $53,438, net of cash acquired and inclusive of estimated contingent consideration of $29,054 that is to be paid in cash upon achievement of certain performance targets at the end of the earnout period ending on March 31, 2022. Headquartered in Rugby, United Kingdom, Off Grid Energy is a designer and manufacturer of industrial-grade mobile energy storage systems. The acquisition purchase price was funded through cash on hand.

 

The Company recorded its preliminary purchase price allocation during the third quarter of 2021, and it was updated in the fourth quarter of 2021 as well as in the first quarter of 2022, based upon the Company's estimates of the fair value of the acquired assets and assumed liabilities at that time. As a result, the Company recorded $52,565 of intangible assets, including $18,020 of goodwill recorded in the International segment, as of the acquisition date. The goodwill ascribed to this acquisition is deductible for tax purposes. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the results of Off Grid Energy from the date of acquisition through March 31, 2022. 

 

Acquisition of ecobee

 

On December 1, 2021, the Company acquired ecobee for a purchase price, net of cash acquired, of $735,632. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, ecobee is a leader in sustainable home technology solutions including smart thermostats that deliver significant energy savings, security and peace of mind. The fair value of the consideration transferred consisted of the following:

 

Cash

 $225,458 

Common stock issued

  420,774 

Contingent consideration (1)

  89,400 

Total purchase price

 $735,632 

 

(1)

To be paid in the form of common stock issued upon achievement of certain performance targets at the end of each of the two earnout periods, ending June 30, 2022, and June 30, 2023. 

 

The Company recorded its preliminary purchase price allocation during the fourth quarter of 2021, and it was updated in the first quarter of 2022, based upon the Company's estimates of the fair value of the acquired assets and assumed liabilities at that time. As a result, the Company recorded $801,036 of intangible assets, including $245,636 of goodwill recorded in the Domestic segment, as of the acquisition date. A portion of the goodwill ascribed to this acquisition is deductible for tax purposes. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the results of ecobee from the date of acquisition through March 31, 2022. 

 

Other Acquisitions

 

On September 1, 2021, the Company acquired Apricity Code, an advanced engineering and product design company located in Bend, Oregon.

 

On October 1, 2021, the Company acquired Tank Utility, a provider of IoT propane tank monitoring that enables the optimization of propane fuel logistics.

 

The combined purchase price for these two acquisitions was $30,086, net of cash acquired, and was funded solely through cash on hand. The Company recorded its preliminary purchase price allocation for Apricity Code and Tank Utility during the third quarter and fourth quarter of 2021, respectively, and was updated in the first quarter of 2022, based upon its estimates of the fair value of the acquired assets and assumed liabilities. The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the results of these two acquired businesses since the dates of acquisition through March 31, 2022. 

 

Pro forma financial information is not presented for the 2021 acquisitions as the effects of the acquisitions individually and in the aggregate are not material to the Company's results of operations or financial position prior to the acquisition dates.

 

Summary Purchase Price Allocations

 

The fair values assigned to certain assets acquired and liabilities assumed, as of the acquisition dates, are as follows for the 2021 acquisitions:

 

  

2021 Acquisitions

 
  

Deep Sea

  

ecobee

  

All Other

  

Total

 

Accounts receivable

 $9,574  $23,337  $13,852  $46,763 

Inventories

  9,970   7,258   7,034   24,262 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

  826   5,700   6,594   13,120 

Property and equipment

  8,838   3,588   480   12,906 

Intangible assets

  171,437   555,400   81,171   808,008 

Goodwill

  265,558   245,636   77,501   588,695 

Deferred income taxes

  -   46,721   6,547   53,268 

Other assets

  151   9,421   8,526   18,098 

Total assets acquired

  466,354   897,061   201,705   1,565,120 
                 

Accounts payable

  8,998   25,968   7,473   42,439 

Accrued wages and employee benefits

  2,106   1,354   872   4,332 

Other accrued liabilities

  1,210   19,898   18,258   39,366 

Short-term borrowings

  -   -   800   800 

Current portion of long-term debt

  -   -   233   233 

Deferred income taxes

  33,250   80,447   19,930   133,627 

Other long-term liabilities

  90   33,762   7,862   41,714 

Long-term borrowings and finance lease obligations

  -   -   1,624   1,624 

Net assets acquired

 $420,700  $735,632  $144,653  $1,300,985 

 

The allocations of the purchase price to identifiable assets and liabilities for the 2021 acquisitions are based on the preliminary valuations performed to determine the fair value of the net assets as of their respective acquisition dates. The measurement period for the valuation of net assets acquired ends as soon as information on the facts and circumstances that existed as of the acquisition dates becomes available, but not to exceed 12 months following the acquisition date. As the Company finalizes valuations, adjustments in purchase price allocations may require a change in the amounts allocated to net assets acquired during the periods in which the adjustments are determined. 

 

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3.   Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest

 

On March 1, 2016, the Company acquired a 65% ownership interest in PR Industrial S.r.l. and its subsidiaries (Pramac). The 35% noncontrolling interest in Pramac had an acquisition date fair value of $34,253 and was recorded as a redeemable noncontrolling interest in the condensed consolidated balance sheet, as the noncontrolling interest holder had within its control the right to require the Company to redeem its interest in Pramac. In February 2019, the Company amended its agreement with the noncontrolling interest holder of Pramac, extending the agreement by five years, allowing the Company to exercise its call option rights in partial increments at certain times during the five-year period, and providing that the noncontrolling interest holder no longer held the right to put its shares to the Company until April 1, 2021. The put and call option price is based on a multiple of earnings, subject to a floor and the terms of the acquisition agreement, as amended. In May 2021, the Company exercised its call option rights and paid a purchase price of $27,164 to purchase an additional 15% ownership interest in Pramac, bringing the Company's total ownership interest in Pramac to 80%. The Company still holds its call option right to purchase the remaining 20% ownership interest in partial increments over the next 3 years.  

 

On February 1, 2019, the Company acquired a 51% ownership interest in Captiva Energy Solutions Private Limited (Captiva). The 49% noncontrolling interest in Captiva had an acquisition date fair value of $3,165 and was recorded as a redeemable noncontrolling interest in the condensed consolidated balance sheet, as the noncontrolling interest holder had within its control the right to require the Company to redeem its interest in Captiva. The noncontrolling interest holder has a put option to sell his interest to the Company any time after five years from the date of acquisition, or earlier upon the occurrence of certain circumstances. Further, the Company has a call option that it may redeem any time after five years from the date of acquisition, or earlier upon the occurrence of certain circumstances. The put and call option price is based on a multiple of earnings, subject to the terms of the acquisition. In March 2022, the Company signed an agreement to purchase an additional 15% ownership interest in Captiva for a purchase price of $461, bringing the Company's total ownership interest in Captiva to 66%. The purchase price will be paid with cash on hand in Q2 2022. The Company still holds its call option right to purchase the remaining 34% ownership interest any time after five years from the date of acquisition, or earlier upon the occurrence of certain circumstances.

 

For both transactions, the redeemable noncontrolling interest is recorded at the greater of the initial fair value, increased or decreased for the noncontrolling interests’ share of comprehensive income (loss), or the estimated redemption value, with any adjustments to the redemption value impacting retained earnings, but not net income. However, the redemption value adjustments are reflected in the earnings per share calculation, as detailed in Note 13, “Earnings Per Share,” to the condensed consolidated financial statements. The following table presents the changes in the redeemable noncontrolling interest:

 

 

  

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 

Balance at beginning of period

 $58,050  $66,207 

Net income

  2,856   1,021 

Foreign currency translation

  (881)  (3,851)

Purchase of additional ownership interest

  (461)  - 

Redemption value adjustment

  11,947   (123)

Balance at end of period

 $71,511  $63,254 

 

 

4.   Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities

 

The Company records all derivatives in accordance with ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging, which requires derivative instruments to be reported on the condensed consolidated balance sheets at fair value and establishes criteria for designation and effectiveness of hedging relationships. The Company is exposed to market risk such as changes in commodity prices, foreign currencies and interest rates. The Company does not hold or issue derivative financial instruments for trading purposes.

 

The Company periodically utilizes commodity derivatives and foreign currency forward purchase and sales contracts in the normal course of business. Because these contracts do not qualify for hedge accounting, the related gains and losses are recorded in the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income. These gains and losses are not material to the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements for the periods presented.

 

Interest Rate Swaps

 

In 2017, the Company entered into twenty interest rate swap agreements, eight of which were still outstanding as of March 31, 2022. In December 2019, in conjunction with the amendment to its term loan, the Company amended those interest rate swaps to remove the LIBOR floor, which also resulted in minor reductions to the future dated swap fixed rates. In March 2020, the Company entered into three additional interest rate swap agreements, bringing the total outstanding interest rate swaps to eleven as of March 31, 2022. The Company formally documented all relationships between interest rate hedging instruments and the related hedged items, as well as its risk-management objectives and strategies for undertaking various hedge transactions. These interest rate swap agreements qualify as cash flow hedges and therefore, the effective portions of their gains or losses are reported as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss (AOCL) in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The amount of gains, net of tax, recognized for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 were $18,728 and $14,995, respectively. The cash flows of the swaps are recognized as adjustments to interest expense each period. The ineffective portions of the derivatives’ changes in fair value, if any, are immediately recognized in earnings.

 

Fair Value 

 

The following table presents the fair value of all of the Company’s derivatives:

 

  

March 31, 2022

  

December 31, 2021

 

Foreign currency contracts

  (35)  (36)

Interest rate swaps

  22,981   (2,074)

 

The fair value of the foreign currency contracts is included in other accrued liabilities, and the fair value of the interest rate swaps is included in other assets and other accrued liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2022. The fair values of the foreign currency contracts and interest rate swaps are included in other accrued liabilities and other long-term liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets as of  December 31, 2021. Excluding the impact of credit risk, the fair value of the derivative contracts as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 is an asset of $23,555 and a liability of $2,148, respectively, which represents the amount the Company would receive or pay to exit all of the agreements on those dates.

 

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5.   Fair Value Measurements

 

ASC 820-10, Fair Value Measurement, defines fair value, establishes a consistent framework for measuring fair value, and expands disclosure for each major asset and liability category measured at fair value on either a recurring basis or nonrecurring basis. ASC 820-10 clarifies that fair value is an exit price, representing the amount that would be received in the sale of an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants. As such, fair value is a market-based measurement that should be determined based on assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability. As a basis for considering such assumptions, the pronouncement establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value as follows: (Level 1) observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets; (Level 2) inputs, other than quoted prices in active markets, that are observable either directly or indirectly; and (Level 3) unobservable inputs in which there is little or no market data, which require the reporting entity to develop its own assumptions.

 

The Company believes the carrying amount of its financial instruments (cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, short-term borrowings and ABL facility borrowings), excluding Term Loan borrowings, approximates the fair value of these instruments based upon their short-term nature. The fair value of Term Loan borrowings, which have an aggregate carrying value of $768,682, was approximately $778,050 (Level 2) at March 31, 2022, as calculated based on independent valuations whose inputs and significant value drivers are observable.

 

For the fair value of the derivatives measured on a recurring basis, refer to the fair value table in Note 4, “Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities,” to the condensed consolidated financial statements. The fair value of all derivative contracts is classified as Level 2. The valuation techniques used to measure the fair value of derivative contracts, all of which have counterparties with high credit ratings, were based on quoted market prices or model driven valuations using significant inputs derived from or corroborated by observable market data. The fair value of derivative contracts above considers the Company’s credit risk in accordance with ASC 820-10.

 

Contingent Consideration

 

Certain of the Company's business combinations involve potential payment of future consideration that is contingent upon the achievement of certain milestones or performance targets. As part of purchase accounting, a liability is recorded for the estimated fair value of the contingent consideration on the acquisition date. The fair value of the contingent consideration is remeasured at each reporting period, and the change in fair value is recognized within general and administrative expenses in the Company's condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income. This fair value measurement of contingent consideration is categorized as a Level 3 liability, as the measurement amount is based primarily on significant inputs not observable in the market.

 

The  March 31, 2022 fair value is reported as $64,324 in other accrued liabilities and $75,139 in other long-term liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. At December 31, 2021, the Company's contingent consideration balance included $68,665 in other accrued liabilities and $78,094 in other long-term liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. 

 

The following table provides a reconciliation of the activity for contingent consideration: 

 

Beginning balance, January 1, 2022

 $146,759 

Changes in fair value

  (6,753)

Present value interest accretion

  682 

Currency translation

  (1,225)

Ending balance, March 31, 2022

 $139,463 

 

 

6.   Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

 

The following presents a tabular disclosure of changes in AOCL during the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, net of tax:

 

  

Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments

   

Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Cash Flow Hedges

   

Total

 
               

Beginning Balance – January 1, 2022

 $(52,704)  $(2,051)  $(54,755)

Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications

  (10,375)

(1)

  18,728 

(2)

  8,353 

Amounts reclassified from AOCL

  -    -    - 

Net current-period other comprehensive income (loss)

  (10,375)   18,728    8,353 

Ending Balance – March 31, 2022

 $(63,079)  $16,677   $(46,402)

 

  

Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments

   

Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Cash Flow Hedges

   

Total

 
               

Beginning Balance – January 1, 2021

 $(11,674)  $(22,580)  $(34,254)

Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications

  (12,240)(3)  14,995 (4)  2,755 

Amounts reclassified from AOCL

  -    -    - 

Net current-period other comprehensive income (loss)

  (12,240)   14,995    2,755 

Ending Balance – March 31, 2021

 $(23,914)  $(7,585)  $(31,499)

 

 (1)Represents unfavorable impact from the strengthening of the U.S. dollar against foreign currencies during the three months ended March 31, 2022, particularly the Euro and British Pound.
 

(2)

Represents unrealized gains of $25,054 on the interest rate swaps, net of tax effect of $(6,326) for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

 (3)Represents unfavorable impact from the strengthening of the U.S. dollar against foreign currencies during the three months ended March 31, 2021 particularly the Euro and Mexican Peso.
 (4)Represents unrealized gains of $20,060 on the interest rate swaps, net of tax effect of $(5,065) for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

 

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7.   Segment Reporting

 

The Company has two reportable segments for financial reporting purposes – Domestic and International. The Domestic segment includes the legacy Generac business (excluding its traditional Latin American export operations), and the acquisitions that are based in the U.S. and Canada, all of which have revenues substantially derived from the U.S. and Canada. The International segment includes the legacy Generac business’ Latin American export operations, and the Ottomotores, Tower Light, Pramac, Motortech, Selmec, Deep Sea, and Off Grid Energy acquisitions, all of which have revenues substantially derived from outside the U.S. and Canada. Both reportable segments design and manufacture a wide range of energy technology solutions and other power products. The Company has multiple operating segments, which it aggregates into the two reportable segments, based on materially similar economic characteristics, products, production processes, classes of customers, distribution methods and regional considerations.

 

The Company's product offerings consist primarily of power generation equipment, energy storage systems, grid service solutions, and other power products geared for varying end customer uses. Residential products and C&I products are each a similar class of products based on similar power output and end customer. The breakout of net sales between residential, C&I, and other products and services by reportable segment is as follows:

 

  

Net Sales by Segment

 
  

Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

 

Product Classes

 

Domestic

  

International

  

Total

 

Residential products

 $750,327  $26,617  $776,944 

Commercial & industrial products

  145,737   132,991   278,728 

Other

  68,610   11,574   80,184 

Total net sales

 $964,674  $171,182  $1,135,856 

 

  Net Sales by Segment 
  

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

 

Product Classes

 

Domestic

  

International

  

Total

 

Residential products

 $522,215  $19,934  $542,149 

Commercial & industrial products

  117,879   84,512   202,391 

Other

  52,644   10,250   62,894 

Total net sales

 $692,738  $114,696  $807,434 

 

Residential products consist primarily of automatic home standby generators ranging in output from 7.5kW to 150kW, portable generators, energy storage systems, energy management solutions, and other outdoor power equipment. These products are predominantly sold through independent residential dealers, national and regional retailers, e-commerce merchants, electrical/HVAC/solar wholesalers, solar installers, and outdoor power equipment dealers. The residential products revenue consists of the sale of the product to our distribution partners, which in turn sell or rent the product to the end consumer, including installation and maintenance services. In some cases, residential products are sold direct to the end consumer. Substantially all of the residential products revenues are transferred to the customer at a point in time.

 

C&I products consist of larger output stationary generators used in C&I applications with power outputs up to 3,250kW. Also included in C&I products are mobile generators, light towers, mobile energy storage systems, mobile heaters, mobile pumps, and controllers. These products are sold globally through industrial distributors and dealers, equipment rental companies and equipment distributors. The C&I products revenue consists of the sale of the product to our distribution partners, which in turn sell or rent the product to the end customer, including installation and maintenance services. In some cases, C&I products are sold direct to the end customer. Substantially all of the C&I products revenues are transferred to the customer at a point in time.

 

Other consists primarily of aftermarket service parts and product accessories sold to our customers, the amortization of extended warranty deferred revenue, remote monitoring and grid services subscription revenue, as well as certain installation and maintenance service revenue. The aftermarket service parts and product accessories are generally transferred to the customer at a point in time, while the extended warranty revenue and subscription revenue are recognized over the life of the contract. Other service revenue is recognized when the service is performed.

 

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Management evaluates the performance of its segments based primarily on Adjusted EBITDA, which is reconciled to income before provision for income taxes below. The computation of Adjusted EBITDA is based on the definition contained in the Company’s credit agreements.

 

  

Adjusted EBITDA

 
  

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 

Domestic

 $170,421  $207,073 

International

  25,992   7,121 

Total adjusted EBITDA

 $196,413  $214,194 
         

Interest expense

  (9,554)  (7,723)

Depreciation and amortization

  (38,461)  (18,237)

Non-cash write-down and other adjustments (1)

  7,792   3,868 

Non-cash share-based compensation expense (2)

  (8,827)  (5,448)

Transaction costs and credit facility fees (3)

  (989)  (914)

Business optimization and other charges (4)

  (1,159)  (159)

Other

  289   (268)

Income before provision for income taxes

 $145,504  $185,313 

 

 

(1)

Includes gains/losses on disposals of assets and sales of certain investments, unrealized mark-to-market adjustments on commodity contracts, certain foreign currency related adjustments, and certain purchase accounting and contingent consideration adjustments.

 

(2)

Represents share-based compensation expense to account for stock options, restricted stock and other stock awards over their respective vesting periods.

 

(3)

Represents transaction costs incurred directly in connection with any investment, as defined in our credit agreement, equity issuance, debt issuance or refinancing, together with certain fees relating to our senior secured credit facilities.

 

(4)

The current year period predominantly represents severance and other non-recurring restructuring charges related to the suspension of operations at certain of our facilities.

 

The Company’s sales in the U.S. represented approximately 83% of total sales for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021. Approximately 76% and 75% of the Company’s identifiable long-lived assets were located in the U.S. at  March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.

 

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8.   Balance Sheet Details

 

Inventories consist of the following:

 

  

March 31,

  

December 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 

Raw material

 $771,968  $727,162 

Work-in-process

  13,316   10,756 

Finished goods

  451,488   351,787 

Total

 $1,236,772  $1,089,705 

 

Property and equipment consists of the following:

 

  

March 31,

  

December 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 

Land and improvements

 $26,469  $26,137 

Buildings and improvements

  235,405   244,273 

Machinery and equipment

  195,150   186,611 

Dies and tools

  32,746   31,581 

Vehicles

  8,154   7,621 

Office equipment and systems

  135,753   125,048 

Leasehold improvements

  5,731   5,679 

Construction in progress

  49,680   47,601 

Gross property and equipment

  689,088   674,551 

Accumulated depreciation

  (245,608)  (233,699)

Total

 $443,480  $440,852 

 

Total property and equipment included finance leases of $26,920 and $36,776 on  March 31, 2022 and  December 31, 2021, respectively, primarily made up of buildings and improvements. Amortization of finance lease right of use assets is recorded within depreciation expense in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income. The initial measurement of new finance lease right of use assets is accounted for as a non-cash item in the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.

 

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9.   Product Warranty Obligations

 

The Company records a liability for standard product warranty obligations accounted for as assurance warranties at the time of sale of the product to a customer based upon historical warranty experience. The Company also records a liability for specific warranty matters when they become known and are reasonably estimable. The following is a tabular reconciliation of the Company’s standard product warranty liability accounted for as an assurance warranty:

 

  

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 

Balance at beginning of period

 $94,213  $59,218 

Payments

  (13,024)  (9,779)

Provision for warranty issued

  21,425   14,830 

Changes in estimates for pre-existing warranties

  (1,123)  1,028 

Balance at end of period

 $101,491  $65,297 

 

Additionally, the Company sells extended warranty coverage for certain products, which it accounts for as a service warranty. The sales of extended warranties are recorded as deferred revenue, and typically have a duration of five to ten years. The deferred revenue related to extended warranty coverage is amortized over the duration of the extended warranty contract period, following the standard warranty period, using the straight-line method. Revenue is recognized on extended warranty contracts when the revenue recognition criteria are met, resulting in ratable recognition over the contract term. The amortization of deferred revenue is recorded to net sales in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income. The following is a tabular reconciliation of the deferred revenue related to extended warranty coverage:

 

  

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 

Balance at beginning of period

 $111,647  $89,788 

Deferred revenue contracts issued

  9,546   8,031 

Amortization of deferred revenue contracts

  (5,270)  (4,637)

Balance at end of period

 $115,923  $93,182 

 

The timing of recognition of the Company’s deferred revenue balance related to extended warranties on  March 31, 2022 is as follows:

 

Remainder of 2022

 $16,010 

2023

  22,572 

2024

  20,855 

2025

  17,118 

2026

  13,225 

After 2026

  26,143 

Total

 $115,923 

 

Standard product warranty obligations and extended warranty related deferred revenues are included in the condensed consolidated balance sheets as follows:

 

  

March 31,

  

December 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 

Product warranty liability

        

Current portion - other accrued liabilities

 $62,259  $59,052 

Long-term portion - other long-term liabilities

  39,232   35,161 

Total

 $101,491  $94,213 
         

Deferred revenue related to extended warranties

        

Current portion - other accrued liabilities

 $21,898  $20,556 

Long-term portion - other long-term liabilities

  94,025   91,091 

Total

 $115,923  $111,647 

 

 

10.   Contract Balances

 

In certain cases, the Company’s customers pay for their goods in advance. These prepayments are recognized as customer deposits (contract liabilities) and recorded in other accrued liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The balance of customer deposits was $30,347 and $27,388 on  March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively. During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company recognized revenue of $11,047 related to amounts included in the December 31, 2021 customer deposit balance. The Company typically recognizes revenue within one year of the receipt of the customer deposit.

 

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11.   Credit Agreements

 

Short-term borrowings are included in the condensed consolidated balance sheets as follows:

 

  

March 31,

  

December 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 

ABL Facility

 $-  $- 

Other lines of credit

  84,995   72,035 

Total

 $84,995  $72,035 

 

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, short-term borrowings consisted of borrowings by the Company’s foreign subsidiaries on local lines of credit.

 

Long-term borrowings are included in the condensed consolidated balance sheets as follows:

 

  

March 31,

  

December 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 

Term Loan

 $780,000  $780,000 

Original issue discount and deferred financing costs

  (12,577)  (13,215)

ABL Facility

  210,000   100,000 

Finance lease obligation

  27,941   39,175 

Other

  1,600   2,060 

Total

  1,006,964   908,020 

Less: current portion of debt

  1,292   1,721 

Less: current portion of finance lease obligation

  2,987   4,208 

Total

 $1,002,685  $902,091 

 

The Company’s credit agreements originally provided for a $1,200,000 term loan B credit facility (Term Loan) and currently include a $300,000 uncommitted incremental term loan facility. The maturity date of the Term Loan is currently December 13, 2026. The Term Loan is guaranteed by substantially all of the Company’s wholly-owned domestic restricted subsidiaries and is secured by associated collateral agreements which pledge a first priority lien on virtually all of the Company’s assets, including fixed assets and intangibles, other than all cash, trade accounts receivable, inventory, and other current assets and proceeds thereof, which are secured by a second priority lien. The Term Loan initially bore interest at rates based upon either a base rate plus an applicable margin of 1.75% or adjusted LIBOR rate plus an applicable margin of 2.75%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 0.75%. Currently, the Term Loan bears interest at rates based upon either a base rate plus an applicable margin of 0.75% or adjusted LIBOR rate plus an applicable margin of 1.75%, without a LIBOR floor. The Term Loan agreement has been amended a number of times since inception.

 

The Term Loan does not require an excess cash flow payment if the Company’s secured leverage ratio is maintained below 3.75 to 1.00 times. As of March 31, 2022, the Company’s net secured leverage ratio was 1.00 to 1.00 times, and the Company was in compliance with all covenants of the Term Loan. There are no financial maintenance covenants on the Term Loan.

 

The Company’s credit agreements also provide for a $500,000 senior secured ABL revolving credit facility (ABL Facility). Borrowings under the ABL Facility are guaranteed by substantially all of the Company’s wholly-owned domestic restricted subsidiaries and are secured by associated collateral agreements which pledge a first priority lien on all cash, trade accounts receivable, inventory, and other current assets and proceeds thereof, and a second priority lien on all other assets, including fixed assets and intangibles of the Company and certain domestic subsidiaries. ABL Facility borrowings initially bore interest at rates based upon either a base rate plus an applicable margin of 1.00% or adjusted LIBOR rate plus an applicable margin of 2.00%, in each case, subject to adjustments based upon average availability under the ABL Facility. Currently, the ABL Facility bears interest at rates based upon either a base rate plus an applicable margin of 0.00% to 0.25% or adjusted LIBOR rate plus an applicable margin of 1.00% to 1.25%, in each case, based on average availability under the ABL Facility. The ABL Facility has been amended a number of times since inception. 

 

As of March 31, 2022, there was $210,000 outstanding under the ABL Facility, leaving $289,480 of availability, net of outstanding letters of credit.

 

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12.   Stock Repurchase Program

 

In September 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase program, which commenced on October 27, 2020, and allows for the repurchase of up to $250,000 of the Company's common stock over a 24-month period. The Company may repurchase its common stock from time to time, in amounts and at prices the Company deems appropriate, subject to market conditions and other considerations. The repurchases may be executed using open market purchases, privately negotiated agreements or other transactions. The actual timing, number and value of shares repurchased under the program will be determined by management at its discretion and will depend on a number of factors, including the market price of the Company’s common stock, general market and economic conditions, applicable legal requirements, and compliance with the terms of the Company’s outstanding indebtedness. The repurchases may be funded with cash on hand, available borrowings, or proceeds from potential debt or other capital markets sources. The stock repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time without prior notice. There were no share repurchases under the program during the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021. Since the inception of all stock repurchase programs (starting in August 2015), the Company has repurchased 9,026,706 shares of its common stock for $431,539 (at an average cost per share of $47.81), all funded with cash on hand.

 

 

13. Earnings Per Share

 

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing net income attributable to the common shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period, exclusive of restricted shares. Except where the result would be anti-dilutive, diluted earnings per share is calculated by assuming the vesting of unvested restricted stock and the exercise of stock options as well as the satisfaction of certain conditions as of the end of the period. Refer to Note 3 to the condensed consolidated financial statements, “Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest,” for further information regarding the accounting for redeemable noncontrolling interests.

 

The following table reconciles the numerator and the denominator used to calculate basic and diluted earnings per share:

 

  

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
  

2022

  

2021

 

Numerator

        

Net income attributable to Generac Holdings Inc.

 $113,858  $148,993 

Redeemable noncontrolling interest redemption value adjustment

  (11,947)  123 

Net income attributable to common shareholders

 $101,911  $149,116 
         

Denominator

        

Weighted average shares, basic

  63,449,380   62,478,734 

Dilutive effect of stock compensation awards (1)

  1,279,626   1,620,339 

Dilutive effect of contingently issued shares

  99,813   - 

Diluted shares

  64,828,819   64,099,073 
         

Net income attributable to common shareholders per share

        

Basic

 $1.61  $2.39 

Diluted

 $1.57  $2.33 

 

(1) Excludes approximately 17,000 stock options and restricted stock awards for the three months ended March 31, 2022 as the impact of such awards was anti-dilutive. There were no awards with an anti-dilutive impact for the three months ended March 31, 2021.  

 

 

14. Income Taxes

 

The effective income tax rates for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 were 19.7% and 19.1%, respectively. The increase in the effective tax rate was primarily due to a lower discrete benefit from equity compensation in the current quarter as compared to the prior year. 

 

 

15. Commitments and Contingencies

 

The Company has an arrangement with a finance company to provide floor plan financing for certain dealers. The Company receives payment from the finance company after shipment of product to the dealer. The Company participates in the cost of dealer financing up to certain limits and has agreed to repurchase products repossessed by the finance company, but does not indemnify the finance company for any credit losses they incur. The amount financed by dealers which remained outstanding under this arrangement on  March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 was approximately $168,400 and $115,900, respectively.

 

From time to time, we are involved in legal proceedings primarily involving product liability, regulatory, and employment matters, as well as general commercial disputes arising in the ordinary course of our business. As of March  31, 2022, the Company believes there are no legal proceedings pending that would have a material effect on its results of operations or financial condition.
 
 

16. Subsequent Events

 

The Company performed an evaluation of subsequent events through the date these financial statements were issued, and no such events were identified.

 

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Item 2.          Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

This quarterly report contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations and projections relating to our financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” “intend,” “believe,” “confident,” “may,” “should,” “can have,” “likely,” “future,” “optimistic” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events.

 

The forward-looking statements contained in this quarterly report are based on assumptions that we have made in light of our industry experience and on our perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. As you read and consider this report, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) and assumptions. Although we believe that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect our actual financial results and cause them to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this quarterly report include estimates regarding:

 

 

our business, financial and operating results, and future economic performance; 

 

proposed new product and service offerings; and 

 

management's goals, expectations, objectives, and other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts.

 

Factors that could affect our actual financial results and cause them to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements include:

 

 

frequency and duration of power outages impacting demand for our products;

 

fluctuations in cost and quality of raw materials required to manufacture our products;

  availability of both labor and key components from our global supply chain, including single-sourced components, needed in producing our products;
 

the possibility that the expected synergies, efficiencies and cost savings of our acquisitions will not be realized, or will not be realized within the expected time period;

 

the risk that our acquisitions will not be integrated successfully;

  the impact on our results of possible fluctuations in interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, commodities, product mix, logistics costs and regulatory tariffs;
  the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic;
 

difficulties we may encounter as our business expands globally or into new markets;

 

our dependence on our distribution network;

 

our ability to invest in, develop or adapt to changing technologies and manufacturing techniques;

 

loss of our key management and employees;

 

increase in product and other liability claims or recalls;

 

failures or security breaches of our networks, information technology systems, or connected products;

 

changes in environmental, health and safety, or product compliance laws and regulations affecting our products, operations, or customer demand; and

  significant legal proceedings, claims, lawsuits, or government investigations.

 

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of these assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in any forward-looking statements. A detailed discussion of these and other factors that may affect future results is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and in Part II, Item 1A of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Stockholders, potential investors and other readers should consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements.

 

Any forward-looking statement made by us in this report speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

 

Overview

 

Generac is a leading energy technology solutions company that provides backup and prime power generation systems for residential and commercial & industrial (C&I) applications, solar + battery storage solutions, energy management devices and controls, advanced power grid software platforms & services, and engine- & battery-powered tools and equipment.  The Company is committed to sustainable, cleaner energy products poised to revolutionize the 21st century electrical grid. As an energy technology solutions company that is “Powering a Smarter World”, our corporate purpose is to lead the evolution to more resilient, efficient, and sustainable energy solutions around the world.

 

We have a long history of providing power generation products across a variety of applications, and we maintain one of the leading market positions in the power equipment markets in North America and an expanding presence internationally. We believe we have one of the widest ranges of products in the power generation marketplace, including residential, commercial and industrial standby generators; as well as portable and mobile generators used in a variety of applications.  In recent years, the Company has been evolving its business model to focus on building out a residential and C&I ecosystem of energy technology products, solutions, and services.  As part of this evolution, we have made significant investments into rapidly growing new markets such as residential clean energy storage, solar microinverters, and energy monitoring & management devices, all of which are distributed energy resources (DERs) that can be aggregated into virtual power plants (VPPs) within grid services programs. In addition, a key strategic focus has been leveraging our leading position in the growing market for cleaner burning natural gas fueled generators to expand into applications beyond standby power, allowing us to participate in Energy-as-a-Service and microgrid projects for commercial and industrial applications.

 

We have also made investments in next-generation platforms and controls for both residential and C&I applications that facilitate the connection of our products to the grid. Expanding these capabilities will enable the increasing utilization of our equipment as DERs as the nascent market for grid services expands over the next several years. Our growing presence in grid services programs will enhance the value of our power generation and storage products that might otherwise sit idle, as they are now able to be dispatched and orchestrated as part of a distributed energy solution, thereby generating additional return-on-investment for the home or business owner while also delivering value to utilities and energy retailers by helping to balance, support and enhance the reliability of the electrical grid.  As the traditional centralized utility model evolves over time, we believe that a more decarbonized, digitized, and decentralized grid infrastructure will build-out, and Generac's energy technology solutions are uniquely and strategically positioned to participate in this next-generation grid referred to as "Grid 2.0".

 

As our traditional power generation markets continue to grow due to multiple mega-trends that are driving increased penetration of our products, we believe we are in an excellent position to execute on this opportunity given our competitive strengths.  In addition, our focus on more resilient, efficient and sustainable energy solutions has dramatically increased our served addressable market, and as a result, we believe that Generac is well-positioned for success over the long term.

 

 

Mega-Trends, Strategic Growth Themes, and Additional Business Drivers

 

In 2021, we unveiled our “Powering A Smarter World” strategic plan, which serves as the framework for the significant investments we have made and will continue to make to capitalize on the long-term growth prospects of Generac. Our enterprise strategy is guided by a number of key mega-trends that we believe will drive several significant strategic growth themes for our business. See our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 for more information on our "Powering A Smarter World" strategic plan.

 

Key Mega-Trends:

 

 

"Grid 2.0": which is the evolution of the traditional electrical utility model, includes the decarbonization, digitization, and decentralization of the grid and a migration toward distributed energy resources that is expected to drive demand for a variety of clean energy and grid services solutions going forward. 

 

Attitudes around global warming and climate change are shifting: which includes the expectation of more volatile and severe weather driving increased power outage activity.

  Natural gas is expected to be an important fuel of the future: with the abundance of supply globally leading to increasing demand for natural gas generators and applications beyond standby power.
  Legacy infrastructure needs a major investment cycle: to rebuild and upgrade aging networks and systems including transportation, water and power.
  Telecommunications infrastructure shifting to next generation: which involves the “5G” architecture that will enable new technologies requiring significant improvement in network uptime through backup power solutions.
  Home as a Sanctuary: since the onset of the COVID pandemic in early 2020, millions of people are working, learning, shopping, entertaining, aging in place, and generally spending more time at home.  As a result of this and the electrification of everything trend, homeowners are becoming increasingly sensitive to power outages due to lost productivity and functionality. These trends combined with ongoing elevated power outage activity has led to significantly increased awareness regarding the importance and need for backup power security.

 

Strategic Growth Themes:

 

Power quality issues continue to increase.  Power disruptions are an important driver of consumer awareness for back-up power and have historically influenced demand for generators, both in the United States and internationally. Increased frequency and duration of major power outage events, that have a broader impact beyond a localized level, increases product awareness and may drive consumers to accelerate their purchase of a standby or portable generator during the immediate and subsequent period, which we believe may last for six to twelve months following a major outage event for standby generators. Energy storage systems offer similar resiliency advantages to consumers and can benefit from these same awareness drivers, at least for short duration power outages. The optional standby market for C&I power generation is also driven by power quality issues and the related need for back up power. Baseline outage activity in each of the past five years has been above the long-term average as climate change has driven an increase in severe weather activity, while an aging and underinvested electrical grid infrastructure remains highly vulnerable to such activity. Additionally, rapid growth in renewable power sources such as solar and wind is resulting in increased intermittency of supply, further impairing the reliable supply of electricity at a time when demand is starting to increase meaningfully with the electrification of a wide range of consumer and commercial products, including transportation, HVAC systems, and other major appliances. Further, in California, Public Safety Power Shutoff events are taking place whereby public utilities are turning off power supply to their customers under certain circumstances to prevent their transmission equipment from starting wildfires. Taken together, we expect these factors to continue driving increased awareness of the need for backup power and demand for Generac’s products within multiple categories.

 

Home standby penetration opportunity is significant.  Many potential customers are still not aware of the costs and benefits of automatic backup power solutions. With only approximately 5.5% penetration of the addressable market of homes in the United States (which we define as single-family detached, owner-occupied households with a home value of over $125,000, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Housing Survey for the United States), we believe there are significant opportunities to further penetrate the residential standby generator market both domestically and internationally. We believe by expanding our distribution network, continuing to develop our product lines, and targeting our marketing efforts, we can continue to build awareness and increase penetration for our home standby generators. Additionally, Smart Grid Ready capabilities have the potential to turn an asset previously utilized only in emergency power outage situations into a source of recurring revenue for the homeowner and a contributor to grid stability for utilities and grid operators, therefore driving incremental interest in the product category.

 

Solar, storage, monitoring and management markets developing quickly.  During 2019, we entered the rapidly developing energy storage, monitoring and management markets with the introduction of PWRcell™ and PWRview™. In 2021, we expanded our capabilities in the residential solar market with the introduction of the PWRmicro, a grid-interactive microinverter which is expected to be available in 2022.  In addition, we believe ecobee’s technologies combined with Generac’s product offering will allow us to create a clean, efficient, and reliable home energy ecosystem and platform that will save homeowners money and help grid operators meet the challenges of an electrical grid under increasing stress by providing solutions to better balance supply and demand. We believe the electric utility landscape will undergo significant changes in the decade ahead due to rising utility rates, grid instability and power quality issues, environmental concerns, and the continuing performance and cost improvements in renewable energy and batteries. On-site power generation from renewable sources such as solar and wind, and cleaner-burning natural gas generators is projected to become more prevalent as will the need to monitor, manage, and store this power – potentially developing into a significant market opportunity. We expect to further advance our growing capabilities in clean energy by increasing our product development, sourcing, distribution, and marketing efforts, as we leverage our significant competencies in the residential standby generator market to accelerate our market position in the emerging residential solar, storage, monitoring and management markets.

 

 

Grid services and Energy-as-a-Service open new revenue streams.  We expect the evolution of the traditional electrical utility model toward decarbonized, digitized, and decentralized solutions will continue to drive the need for grid operators to access and control distributed energy resources (DERs). This will require highly intelligent software platforms that are able to optimize an increasingly complex supply and demand equation, such as our Concerto software platform. As the grid services market matures, Generac will continue to explore new opportunities beyond the traditional software-as-a-service subscription model, including but not limited to the aggregation and sale of power from a fleet of DERs in performance-based contracts, wholesale power market participation, turn-key solutions that combine hardware and software with services, and other monitoring and management services. Additionally, growing interest in our products across a variety of residential and C&I “beyond standby” applications is driving an increase in demand for subscription-like models for end customers, in which Generac will partner with third parties to deliver peace of mind and resiliency solutions while also enabling contributions to grid stability with minimal upfront capital outlays. The significant advancements made in recent years in the connectivity of our products is core to these newer capabilities, which play a key role in the evolution of Generac into an energy technology solutions company.

 

Natural gas generators driving strong growth.  Natural gas will continue to be an important and cleaner transition fuel of the future as the world continues to shift towards lower emission power generation sources. Demand for natural gas generators continues to represent an increasing portion of the overall C&I market, which we believe will continue to grow at a faster rate than traditional diesel fueled generators. We also continue to explore and expand our capabilities within the gaseous generator market, including continuous-duty, prime rated, distributed generation, demand response, microgrids and overall use as a distributed energy resource in areas where grid stability is needed. Many of these applications are made possible by our natural gas generators having Smart Grid Ready capabilities, which allows for end users to participate in grid services programs, helping to offset the purchase price of the equipment over the product’s lifespan. Expanding our natural gas product offering into larger power nodes is also a part of this growth theme in taking advantage of the continuing shift from diesel to natural gas generators.

 

Rollout of 5G will require improved network quality.  As the number of “connected” devices continues to rapidly increase and wireless networks are now being considered critical infrastructure in the United States, network reliability and up-time are necessary for our increasingly connected society. This will require highly resilient cell tower sites across the network, and therefore necessitates the need for backup power sources on site at these cell towers. Generac is the leading supplier of backup power to the telecommunications market in the United States, where approximately half of all existing tower sites have yet to be hardened with backup power. As more mission-critical data is transmitted over wireless networks, we believe this penetration rate must increase considerably to maintain a higher level of reliability across the network. Increased adoption of high-speed wireless networks around the globe may lead to similar demand trends internationally as growing cell tower density and the need for onsite backup power expand the market opportunity for our international telecom operations. We have relationships with key Tier 1 carriers and tower companies globally in addition to having the distribution partners to support the global market from a service standpoint. We believe these factors coupled with Generac’s ability to customize solutions to each customer’s need help us to maintain our strength within the global telecommunications market.

 

Other Business Drivers

 

Impact of residential investment cycle.  The market for a number of our residential products is affected by the residential investment cycle and overall consumer confidence and sentiment.  When homeowners are confident of their household income, the value of their home and overall net worth, they are more likely to invest in their home. These trends can have an impact on demand for residential generators and energy storage systems. Trends in the new housing market, highlighted by residential housing starts, can also impact demand for these products. Demand for outdoor power equipment is also impacted by several of these factors, as well as weather patterns.  Finally, the existence of renewable energy mandates, investment tax credits and other subsidies can also have an impact on the demand for solar and energy storage systems. 

 

Impact of business capital investment and other economic cycles.  The global market for our commercial and industrial products is affected by different capital investment cycles, which can vary across the numerous regions around the world in which we participate. These cycles include non-residential building construction, durable goods and infrastructure spending, as well as investments in the exploration and production of oil & gas, as businesses or organizations either add new locations or make investments to upgrade existing locations or equipment. These trends and market conditions can have a material impact on demand for these products. The capital investment cycle may differ for the various commercial and industrial end markets that we serve including light commercial, retail, office, telecommunications, industrial, data centers, healthcare, construction, oil & gas and municipal infrastructure, among others. The market for these products is also affected by general economic and geopolitical conditions in the countries where we serve, as well as credit availability in those regions.

 

 

Factors Affecting Results of Operations

 

We are subject to various factors that can affect our results of operations, which we attempt to mitigate through factors we can control, including continued product development, expanded distribution, pricing, cost control, and hedging. Certain operational and other factors that affect our business include the following:

 

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.    We continue to work to ensure employee safety, monitor customer demand, proactively address supply chain or production challenges, and support our communities during this challenging time. We manufacture and provide essential products and services to a variety of critical infrastructure customers around the globe, and as a result, substantially all of our operations and production activities have been operational during the pandemic. We have implemented changes in our work practices, maintaining a safe working environment for production and office employees at our facilities, while enabling other employees to productively work from home.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced various trends we are currently experiencing today involving supply chain and operations constraints. While we are deemed an essential, critical infrastructure business and our facilities currently remain operational, this continues to be a fluid process and subject to change. We have experienced and may continue to experience labor shortages and increased employee absences at our production facilities. If we were to encounter a significant work stoppage, disruption, or COVID-19 outbreak at one or more of our locations or suppliers, we may not be able to satisfy customer demand for a period of time. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global supply chain and logistics network, and we are continually monitoring scheduled material receipts to mitigate any delays. To date, we have not experienced significant interruptions to our supply chain as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this could be subject to change if one or more of our suppliers can no longer operate in this environment. We have maintained business continuity by utilizing safety stock inventory levels and executing air freight strategies.  We have experienced inbound and outbound logistics delays and increased costs; however, beyond these, the impact to our customers thus far has not been significant. This could change if freight carriers are delayed or not able to operate.

 

We continue to experience a broad-based increase in demand for residential products, specifically home standby generators, created by a significant increase in the awareness, importance and need for backup power security as people are working, learning, shopping, entertaining, and spending more time at home. Additionally, as economic activity continues to recover across the globe, we are experiencing a return to growth for our domestic and international C&I products.

 

The further extent of the impact of COVID-19 on our business is dependent on future developments, including the duration of the pandemic, our ability to continue to operate during the pandemic, actions taken by domestic and foreign governments to contain the spread of the virus, and the related length of its impact on the global economy and our customers. Refer to the COVID-19 related risk factor disclosed in Item 1A, "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

 

Russia-Ukraine Conflict.    In February 2022, Russia commenced military action against Ukraine. In response, the U.S. and certain other countries imposed significant sanctions and export controls against Russia, Belarus and certain individuals and entities connected to Russian or Belarusian political, business, and financial organizations. In March 2022, we announced our suspension of operations and sales in Russia.  Our sales to customers in Russia and Ukraine represented less than 1% of our total revenue for the period ending on December 31, 2021, and therefore the impact on our financial results is not expected to be material. However, the situation remains uncertain and it is difficult to predict the impact that the conflict and actions taken in response to the conflict will have on our business; and in particular, the situation could increase our costs, disrupt our supply chain, significantly hinder our ability to find materials or key single-sourced components we need to make certain products, or otherwise adversely affect our business and results of operations.  

 

Effect of commodity, currency, component price fluctuations, and resource availability.    Industry-wide price fluctuations of key commodities, such as steel, copper and aluminum, along with other components we use in our products, as well as changes in labor costs required to produce our products, can have a material impact on our results of operations. Acquisitions in recent years have increased our use of advanced electronics components and battery cells, as well as further expanded our commercial and operational presence outside of the United States. Our international acquisitions, along with our existing global supply chain, expose us to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and regulatory tariffs that can also have a material impact on our results of operations. Additionally, there continues to be significant raw material and other cost pressures, ongoing logistics challenges, and various supply chain constraints, which are resulting in higher input costs and delays for certain of our products that are reducing our margins. 

 

We have historically attempted to mitigate the impact of any inflationary pressures through improved product design and sourcing, manufacturing efficiencies, price increases, and select hedging transactions. We have implemented multiple price increases over the last year to help mitigate the impact of rising costs. However, the full impact of these price increases will not be realized until the second half of 2022 as the higher pricing works through backlog. Our results are also influenced by changes in fuel prices in the form of freight rates, which in some cases are accepted by our customers and in other cases are paid by us.

 

Seasonality.    Although there is demand for our products throughout the year, in each of the past five years, approximately 19% to 22% of our net sales occurred in the first quarter, 22% to 25% in the second quarter, 25% to 28% in the third quarter and 27% to 31% in the fourth quarter, with different seasonality depending primarily on the occurrence, timing and severity of major power outage activity in each year. Major outage activity is unpredictable by nature and, as a result, our sales levels and profitability may fluctuate from period to period. The seasonality experienced during a major power outage, and for the subsequent quarters following the event, will vary relative to other periods where no major outage events occurred. 

 

Elevated power outage activity in recent years and the emergence of the "Home as a Sanctuary" trend driven by the COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant increase in demand for home standby generators.  This increased demand has resulted in extended lead times for these products, and as a result, our net sales during 2022 are expected to experience an increasing trend on a quarterly basis as we increase our production capacity for home standby generators throughout the year.  

 

Factors influencing interest expense.    Interest expense can be impacted by a variety of factors, including market fluctuations in LIBOR, interest rate election periods, interest rate swap agreements, repayments or borrowings of indebtedness, and amendments to our credit agreements. In connection with our term loan amendment in December 2019 and our ABL Facility amendment in May 2021, language was added to these agreements to include a benchmark replacement rate, selected by the administrative agent and the borrower, as a replacement to LIBOR that would take affect at the time LIBOR ceases. During the three months ended March 31, 2022, interest expense increased compared to the three months ended March 31, 2021, primarily due to increased borrowings and higher LIBOR rates. Refer to Note 11, “Credit Agreements,” to the condensed consolidated financial statements for further information.

 

Factors influencing provision for income taxes and cash income taxes paid.   As of December 31, 2021, the tax-deductible goodwill and intangible assets from our acquisition by CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC in 2006 were fully amortized. This will result in a higher cash tax obligation in 2022 and