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KMT Kennametal

Filed: 3 May 21, 4:30pm

Exhibit 99.1
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: May 3, 2021
Investor RelationsMedia Relations
CONTACT: Kelly BoyerCONTACT: Lori Lecker
PHONE: 412-248-8287PHONE: 412-248-8224
kelly.boyer@kennametal.comlori.lecker@kennametal.com
Kennametal Announces Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Results
Sales of $485 million increased 10 percent sequentially, outperforming expectations
Strong third quarter cash generation delivering year-to-date cash flow from operations of $139 million and free operating cash flow of $46 million
Third quarter incremental simplification/modernization benefits of approximately $18 million, $180 million of cumulative program savings expected by end of FY21
Fourth quarter sales expected to be up mid-single digits sequentially from continued market recovery and commercial excellence
PITTSBURGH, (May 3, 2021) – Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) (the "Company") today reported results for its fiscal 2021 third quarter ended March 31, 2021, with earnings per diluted share (EPS) of $0.26, compared with $0.03 in the prior year quarter, and adjusted EPS of $0.32, compared with $0.46 in the prior year quarter.
“I am encouraged by our results, which reflect solid execution of our initiatives as well as improving sales and free operating cash flow. Sales increased 10 percent sequentially, exceeding expectations, with improvement across all end-markets and regions and a return to growth on a year-over-year basis in Transportation, General Engineering and Asia Pacific. Although near-term uncertainties remain due to customer supply chain constraints and the effects of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we are optimistic that the worst of this crisis is behind us, and the momentum of the recovery will continue,” said Christopher Rossi, President and CEO.
Rossi added: “Adjusted operating margins increased 330 basis points sequentially due to stronger sales and improved manufacturing productivity. This margin improvement was achieved despite the continued lifting of temporary cost control actions. We expect further margin improvement in the fourth quarter through disciplined execution of our commercial excellence and simplification/modernization initiatives along with improving market conditions. We remain confident in our ability to deliver strong operating leverage and free operating cash flow as markets continue to recover and throughout the cycle.”

Simplification/Modernization Update
The Company has achieved annualized savings since inception to date from simplification/modernization of $164 million and is on track to achieve the $180 million savings target set at Investor Day in December 2017. Total incremental benefits in the quarter were approximately $18 million, which includes incremental restructuring savings of approximately $13 million as noted in the table below.
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RESTRUCTURING AND RELATED CHARGES AND SAVINGS (PRE-TAX)
($ in millions)
ChargesApproximate Savings
ProgramsTotal EstimatedCurrent QuarterInception to DateTotal EstimatedYoY Incremental Current QuarterAnnualized Inception to Date
FY21 Actions$90 - $95$2$77$75$13$58

Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Key Developments
Sales of $485 million increased 10 percent sequentially from the second quarter. Compared to the prior year's third quarter, sales were relatively flat from $483 million, reflecting a favorable currency exchange effect of 2 percent, offset by organic sales decline and unfavorable business day effects of 1 percent, respectively.
Operating income was $40 million, or 8.2 percent of sales, compared to $38 million, or 7.8 percent of sales, in the prior year quarter. The increase in operating income was due primarily to approximately $18 million of incremental simplification/modernization benefits, no goodwill and other intangible asset impairment charges in the current year quarter and $2 million of restructuring and related charges compared to $6 million in the prior year quarter, largely offset by an increase in variable compensation, unfavorable geographic and product mix, and unfavorable labor and fixed cost absorption due to lower volumes. Adjusted operating income was $42 million, or 8.6 percent margin, compared to $59 million, or 12.2 percent margin, in the prior year quarter.
The reported effective tax rate (ETR) for the quarter was 8.0 percent (benefit on income) and the adjusted ETR was 20.6 percent (provision on income), compared to reported ETR of 93.1 percent and adjusted ETR of 28.5 percent in the prior year quarter, both provisions on income. The year-over-year change in the reported ETR is due primarily to changes in projected pretax income in both periods, discrete tax benefits recorded in the current year quarter related to the early debt extinguishment and a provision to return adjustment, as well as certain events that did not repeat in the current year such as goodwill and other intangible asset impairments. The decrease in the adjusted ETR is due primarily to a discrete tax benefit related to a provision to return adjustment and lower U.S. taxes associated with the base erosion anti-abuse tax (BEAT) and global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) tax.
Reported EPS in the current quarter includes restructuring and related charges of $0.02, the effects of the early debt extinguishment of $0.08 and differences in annual projected tax rates of $0.08, partially offset by a discrete tax benefit of $0.12. Reported EPS in the prior year quarter includes restructuring and related charges of $0.06, goodwill and other intangible asset impairment charges of $0.17 and differences in annual projected tax rates of $0.20.
During the third quarter, the Company issued $300 million of 2.80 percent Senior Unsecured Notes with a maturity date of March 1, 2031 and subsequently used the net proceeds from the issuance, plus cash on hand, for the early extinguishment of the $300 million of 3.875 percent Senior Unsecured Notes due February 2022. 
Year-to-date net cash flow provided by operating activities was $139 million compared to $146 million in the prior year period. The change in net cash flow provided by operating activities was driven primarily by working capital adjustments. Year-to-date free operating cash flow (FOCF) was $46 million compared to negative $57 million in the prior year period. The improvement in FOCF was driven primarily by lower capital expenditures of $112 million, partially offset by working capital adjustments.

Outlook and Fourth Quarter Assumptions
While the economic recovery is certainly underway, overall global market conditions remain somewhat unpredictable due to customer supply chain challenges, notably the semiconductor shortage issue in Transportation, and uncertainty from COVID-19 related restrictions, primarily in EMEA and parts of Asia Pacific.
From an outlook perspective for the fourth quarter, the Company’s expectations are as follows:
Sales are expected to be up mid-single digits sequentially
Adjusted operating margin is expected to modestly improve sequentially
Capital spending is expected to be approximately $120 million for FY21
The Company will provide more details regarding its fourth quarter assumptions on its conference call.

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Segment Results
Metal Cutting sales of $308 million increased 9 percent sequentially from the second quarter outpacing the typical seasonal trend. Compared to the prior year's third quarter, sales increased 2 percent from $303 million year-over-year, driven by a favorable currency exchange effect of 3 percent, partially offset by an unfavorable business day effect of 1 percent. Operating income was $23 million, or 7.4 percent of sales, compared to $17 million, or 5.5 percent of sales, in the prior year quarter. The increase in operating income was due primarily to approximately $11 million of incremental simplification/modernization benefits, no goodwill and other intangible asset impairment charges in the current year quarter and $2 million of restructuring and related charges compared to $4 million in the prior year quarter, partially offset by an increase in variable compensation, unfavorable product mix and unfavorable labor and fixed cost absorption due to lower volumes. Adjusted operating income was $25 million, or 8.2 percent margin, compared to $36 million, or 12.0 percent margin, in the prior year quarter.
Infrastructure sales of $177 million increased 12 percent sequentially from the second quarter, but decreased 2 percent from $180 million year-over-year, driven by an organic sales decline of 3 percent and an unfavorable business day effect of 1 percent, partially offset by a favorable currency exchange effect of 2 percent. Operating income was $18 million, or 10.4 percent of sales, compared to $22 million, or 12.2 percent of sales, in the prior year quarter. The decrease in operating income was primarily driven by an increase in variable compensation, organic sales decline and unfavorable labor and fixed cost absorption due to lower volumes, partially offset by approximately $4 million of incremental simplification/modernization benefits. Adjusted operating income was $18 million, or 10.1 percent margin, compared to $23 million, or 13.0 percent margin, in the prior year quarter.

Dividend Declared
Kennametal also announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share. The dividend is payable on May 25, 2021 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 11, 2021.
The Company will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter fiscal 2021 results on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference call will be broadcast via real-time audio on the Kennametal website at www.kennametal.com. Once on the homepage, select "About Us", “Investor Relations” and then “Events.”
This earnings release contains non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations and descriptions of all non-GAAP financial measures are set forth in the tables that follow.


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Certain statements in this release may be forward-looking in nature, or “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. Forward-looking statements are statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. For example, statements about Kennametal’s outlook for earnings, sales volumes, cash flow, capital expenditures and effective tax rate for fiscal year 2021 and our expectations regarding future growth and financial performance are forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are based on current knowledge, expectations and estimates that involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, our actual results could vary materially from our current expectations. There are a number of factors that could cause our actual results to differ from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. They include: the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on our business operations, financial results and financial position and on the industries in which we operate and the global economy generally; other downturns in the business cycle or the economy; our ability to achieve all anticipated benefits of restructuring, simplification and modernization initiatives; risks related to our foreign operations and international markets, such as currency exchange rates, different regulatory environments, trade barriers, exchange controls, and social and political instability; changes in the regulatory environment in which we operate, including environmental, health and safety regulations; potential for future goodwill and other intangible asset impairment charges; our ability to protect and defend our intellectual property; continuity of information technology infrastructure; competition; our ability to retain our management and employees; demands on management resources; availability and cost of the raw materials we use to manufacture our products; product liability claims; integrating acquisitions and achieving the expected savings and synergies; global or regional catastrophic events; demand for and market acceptance of our products; business divestitures; labor relations; and implementation of environmental remediation matters. Many of these risks and other risks are more fully described in our latest annual report on Form 10-K and our other periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We can give no assurance that any goal or plan set forth in forward-looking statements can be achieved and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements, which speak only as of the date made. We undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements as a result of future events or developments.

About Kennametal
With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 9,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues in fiscal 2020. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)
 
 Three Months Ended March 31,Nine Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands, except per share amounts)2021202020212020
Sales$484,658 $483,084 $1,325,470 $1,506,252 
Cost of goods sold334,483 326,066 948,693 1,078,236 
     Gross profit
150,175 157,018 376,777 428,016 
Operating expense108,113 98,534 299,211 320,273 
Restructuring and asset impairment charges(822)17,187 26,145 84,182 
Loss on divestiture— — — 6,517 
Amortization of intangibles3,362 3,404 10,043 10,413 
     Operating income
39,522 37,893 41,378 6,631 
Interest expense20,928 7,897 39,823 23,834 
Other income, net(2,692)(2,438)(10,568)(9,330)
Income (loss) before income taxes21,286 32,434 12,123 (7,873)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes(1,699)30,193 (10,252)(11,295)
Net income22,985 2,241 22,375 3,422 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests1,364 (676)3,042 (23)
Net income attributable to Kennametal$21,621 $2,917 $19,333 $3,445 
PER SHARE DATA ATTRIBUTABLE TO KENNAMETAL SHAREHOLDERS
Basic earnings per share$0.26 $0.04 $0.23 $0.04 
Diluted earnings per share$0.26 $0.03 $0.23 $0.04 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding83,719 83,106 83,539 83,022 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding84,588 83,696 84,184 83,589 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)March 31, 2021June 30, 2020
 
 ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents$114,307 $606,684 
Accounts receivable, net303,210 237,983 
Inventories476,164 522,447 
Other current assets73,235 73,698 
Total current assets966,916 1,440,812 
Property, plant and equipment, net1,053,989 1,038,271 
Goodwill and other intangible assets, net399,735 403,148 
Other assets194,340 155,360 
Total assets$2,614,980 $3,037,591 
 
 LIABILITIES
Revolving and other lines of credit and notes payable$18,745 $500,368 
Accounts payable164,481 164,641 
Other current liabilities242,327 233,071 
Total current liabilities425,553 898,080 
Long-term debt591,672 594,083 
Other liabilities280,174 276,640 
Total liabilities1,297,399 1,768,803 
KENNAMETAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY1,276,412 1,229,885 
NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS41,169 38,903 
Total liabilities and equity$2,614,980 $3,037,591 
SEGMENT DATA (UNAUDITED)Three Months Ended March 31,Nine Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)2021202020212020
Outside Sales:
Metal Cutting$308,144 $303,459 $838,937 $951,123 
Infrastructure176,514 179,625 486,533 555,129 
Total sales$484,658 $483,084 $1,325,470 $1,506,252 
Sales By Geographic Region:
Americas$217,236 $242,404 $591,128 $746,936 
EMEA152,557 146,847 412,538 450,760 
Asia Pacific114,865 93,833 321,804 308,556 
Total sales$484,658 $483,084 $1,325,470 $1,506,252 
Operating income:
Metal Cutting$22,674 $16,619 $12,741 $749 
Infrastructure18,282 21,941 31,815 7,679 
Corporate (1)
(1,434)(667)(3,178)(1,797)
Total operating income$39,522 $37,893 $41,378 $6,631 
(1) Represents unallocated corporate expenses.
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NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS (UNAUDITED)

In addition to reported results under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP), the following financial highlight tables include, where appropriate, a reconciliation of adjusted results including: operating income and margin; ETR; net income attributable to Kennametal; diluted EPS; Metal Cutting operating income and margin; Infrastructure operating income and margin; FOCF; and consolidated and segment organic sales growth (decline) (all of which are non-GAAP financial measures), to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. Adjustments for the three months ended March 31, 2021 include restructuring and related charges, effects of early debt extinguishment, discrete tax benefits and differences in projected annual tax rates. Adjustments for the three months ended March 31, 2020 include restructuring and related charges, goodwill and other intangible asset impairment charges and differences in projected annual tax rates. For those adjustments that are presented ‘net of tax’, the tax effect of the adjustment can be derived by calculating the difference between the pre-tax and the post-tax adjustments presented. The tax effect on adjustments is calculated by preparing an overall tax calculation including the adjustments and then a tax calculation excluding the adjustments. The difference between these calculations results in the tax impact of the adjustments.
Management believes that presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information about the results of operations of the Company for the current and past periods. Management believes that investors should have available the same information that management uses to assess operating performance, determine compensation and assess the capital structure of the Company. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most comparable GAAP financial measures. Investors are cautioned that non-GAAP financial measures used by management may not be comparable to non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Reconciliations and descriptions of all non-GAAP financial measures are set forth in the disclosures below.

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021 (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except percents and per share data)SalesOperating incomeETR
Net income(2)
Diluted EPS
Reported results$484,658 $39,522 (8.0)%$21,621 $0.26 
Reported operating margin8.2 %
Restructuring and related charges— 2,082 28.6 1,478 0.02 
Effects of early debt extinguishment— — 48.6 6,438 0.08 
Discrete tax benefit— — (43.5)(9,268)(0.12)
Differences in projected annual tax rates— — (5.1)6,869 0.08 
Adjusted results$484,658 $41,604 20.6 %$27,138 $0.32 
Adjusted operating margin8.6 %
(2) Attributable to Kennametal.
THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021 (UNAUDITED)
Metal CuttingInfrastructure
(in thousands, except percents)SalesOperating incomeSalesOperating income
Reported results$308,144 $22,674 $176,514 $18,282 
Reported operating margin7.4 %10.4 %
Restructuring and related charges— 2,522 — (441)
Adjusted results$308,144 $25,196 $176,514 $17,841 
Adjusted operating margin8.2 % 10.1 %
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THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2020 (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except percents and per share data)SalesOperating incomeETR
Net income(2)
Diluted EPS
Reported results$483,084 $37,893 93.1 %$2,917 $0.03 
Reported operating margin7.8 %
Restructuring and related charges— 5,573 12.8 4,858 0.06 
Goodwill and other intangible asset impairment charges— 15,599 3.1 14,261 0.17 
Differences in projected annual tax rates— — (80.5)16,106 0.20 
Adjusted results$483,084 $59,065 28.5 %$38,142 $0.46 
Adjusted operating margin12.2 %
(2) Attributable to Kennametal.

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2020 (UNAUDITED)
Metal CuttingInfrastructure
(in thousands, except percents)SalesOperating incomeSalesOperating income
Reported results$303,459 $16,619 $179,625 $21,941 
Reported operating margin5.5 %12.2 %
Restructuring and related charges— 4,149 — 1,423 
Goodwill and other intangible asset impairment charges— 15,599 — — 
Adjusted results$303,459 $36,367 $179,625 $23,364 
Adjusted operating margin12.0 %13.0 %

Free Operating Cash Flow (FOCF)
FOCF is a non-GAAP financial measure and is defined by the Company as net cash flow provided by operating activities (which is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure) less capital expenditures plus proceeds from disposals of fixed assets. Management considers FOCF to be an important indicator of the Company's cash generating capability because it better represents cash generated from operations that can be used for dividends, debt repayment, strategic initiatives (such as acquisitions) and other investing and financing activities.
FREE OPERATING CASH FLOW (UNAUDITED)Nine Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)20212020
Net cash flow provided by operating activities$139,197 $146,059 
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(94,066)(206,061)
Disposals of property, plant and equipment1,216 2,780 
Free operating cash flow$46,347 $(57,222)

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Organic Sales Growth
Organic sales growth (decline) is a non-GAAP financial measure of sales growth (decline) (which is the most directly comparable GAAP measure) excluding the effects of acquisitions, divestitures, business days and foreign currency exchange from year-over-year comparisons. Management believes this measure provides investors with a supplemental understanding of underlying sales trends by providing sales growth (decline) on a consistent basis. Management reports organic sales growth (decline) at the consolidated and segment levels.
ORGANIC SALES GROWTH (DECLINE) (UNAUDITED)
Three Months Ended March 31, 2021Metal CuttingInfrastructureTotal
Organic sales growth (decline)—%(3)%(1)%
Foreign currency exchange effect (3)
322
Business days effect (4)
(1)(1)(1)
Sales growth (decline)2%(2)%—%
(3) Foreign currency exchange effect is calculated by dividing the difference between current period sales and current period sales at prior period foreign exchange rates by prior period sales.
(4) Business days effect is calculated by dividing the year-over-year change in weighted average working days (based on mix of sales by country) by prior period weighted average working days.


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