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Press Release: Standex Reports Fiscal Second -2-

· 02/04/2021 16:20
Standex International Corporation Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended December 31, December 31, (In thousands, except per share data) 2020 2019 2020 2019 Net sales $156,283 $153,697 $307,569 $309,669 Cost of sales 98,267 95,901 194,816 193,646 Gross profit 58,016 57,796 112,753 116,023 Selling, general and-- Net Debt: Standex had net debt of $90.9 million at December 31, 2020 compared to $106.2 million at the end of the fiscal first quarter of 2021 and $80.3 million at the end of fiscal 2020. Net debt for the second quarter of 2021 consisted primarily of long-term debt of $200 million and cash and equivalents of $109.1 of which $80.1 million was held by foreign subsidiaries.Standex repatriated approximately $17 million in fiscal second quarter 2021 and expects to repatriate $35 million in fiscal 2021. The Company's net debt to Adjusted EBITDA leverage ratio was approximately 0.9x at the end of the fiscal second quarter 2021. -- Cash Flow: Net cash provided by continuing operating activities for the three months ended December 31, 2020 was $22.3 million. The Company generated free cash flow after capital expenditures of $17.0 million, inclusive of a $4.8 million pension payment, primarily reflecting improvement in working capital management.-- Share Repurchase: During the fiscal second quarter, the Company repurchased approximately 36,000 shares for $2.5 million. There is approximately $35 million remaining under the Board's current repurchase authorization. -- Capital Expenditures: In fiscal second quarter 2021, Standex's cash capital expenditures were $5.3 million compared to $3.7 million in the fiscal second quarter of 2020. Investments were focused on maintenance, safety, and the Company's highest priority growth initiatives. The Company expects fiscal year 2021 capital expenditures between approximately $25 million to $28 million. -- Dividends: On January 28, the Company declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 per share, a 9% year-over-year increase. The dividend is payable on February 25, 2021 to shareholders of record on February 10, 2021.2Q21 2Q20 % Change ----- ----- -------- Specialty Solutions ($M) Revenue $22.8 $27.7 -17.8% Operating Income 3.2 4.3 -26.0% Operating Margin 14.1% 15.7%

Specialty Solutions (15% of sales; 13% of segment operating income)

On a year-over-year basis, Specialty Solutions revenue decreased approximately $4.9 million or 17.8% year-over-year with an operating income decline of $1.1 million or 26.0%. This reflected the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this segment's end markets. On a sequential basis, the sales decline was primarily associated with seasonality and a lower number of shipping days in the quarter.

In fiscal third quarter 2021, the Company expects a moderate sequential increase in revenue and in operating margin, reflecting a gradual recovery in the food service industry and strong order trends in the refuse markets.

Capital Allocation

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Highlights

Conference Call Details

Standex will host a conference call for investors tomorrow, February 5, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. ET. On the call, David Dunbar, President and CEO, and Ademir Sarcevic, CFO, will review the Company's financial results and business and operating highlights. Investors interested in listening to the webcast and viewing the slide presentation should log on to the "Investors" section of Standex's website under the subheading, "Events and Presentations," located at www.standex.com.

A replay of the webcast will also be available on the Company's website shortly after the conclusion of the presentation online through February 5, 2022. To listen to the teleconference playback, please dial (877) 344-7529 in the U.S. or (412) 317-0088 internationally; the passcode is 10150953. The audio playback via phone will be available through February 12, 2021. The webcast replay can be accessed in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website, located at www.standex.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP adjusted income from operations, non-GAAP adjusted net income from continuing operations, free operating cash flow, EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA to net debt, and adjusted earnings per share. The attached financial tables reconcile non-GAAP measures used in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. The Company believes that the use of non-GAAP measures including the impact of restructuring charges, purchase accounting, insurance recoveries, discrete tax events, and acquisition costs help investors to obtain a better understanding of our operating results and prospects, consistent with how management measures and forecasts the Company's performance, especially when comparing such results to previous periods. An understanding of the impact in a particular quarter of specific restructuring costs, acquisition expenses, or other gains and losses, on net income (absolute as well as on a per-share basis), operating income or EBITDA can give management and investors additional insight into core financial performance, especially when compared to quarters in which such items had a greater or lesser effect, or no effect. Non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a replacement for, the corresponding GAAP measures, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

About Standex

Standex International Corporation is a multi-industry manufacturer in five broad business segments: Electronics, Engraving, Scientific, Engineering Technologies, and Specialty Solutions with operations in the United States, Europe, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, India and China. For additional information, visit the Company's website at http://standex.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this Press Release that are not based on historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "should," "could," "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "estimate, " "anticipate," "intend," "continue," or similar terms or variations of those terms or the negative of those terms. There are many factors that affect the Company's business and the results of its operations and that may cause the actual results of operations in future periods to differ materially from those currently expected or anticipated. These factors include, but are not limited to: the impact of pandemics such as the current coronavirus on employees, our supply chain, and the demand for our products and services around the world; materially adverse or unanticipated legal judgments, fines, penalties or settlements; conditions in the financial and banking markets, including fluctuations in exchange rates and the inability to repatriate foreign cash; domestic and international economic conditions, including the impact, length and degree of economic downturns on the customers and markets we serve and more specifically conditions in the automotive, construction, aerospace, transportation, food service equipment, consumer appliance, energy, oil and gas and general industrial markets; lower-cost competition; the relative mix of products which impact margins and operating efficiencies in certain of our businesses; the impact of higher raw material and component costs, particularly steel, certain materials used in electronics parts, petroleum based products, and refrigeration components; an inability to realize the expected cost savings from restructuring activities including effective completion of plant consolidations, cost reduction efforts including procurement savings and productivity enhancements, capital management improvements, strategic capital expenditures, and the implementation of lean enterprise manufacturing techniques; the potential for losses associated with the exit from or divestiture of businesses that are no longer strategic or no longer meet our growth and return expectations; the inability to achieve the savings expected from global sourcing of raw materials and diversification efforts in emerging markets; the impact on cost structure and on economic conditions as a result of actual and threatened increases in trade tariffs; the inability to attain expected benefits from acquisitions and the inability to effectively consummate and integrate such acquisitions and achieve synergies envisioned by the Company; market acceptance of our products; our ability to design, introduce and sell new products and related product components; the ability to redesign certain of our products to continue meeting evolving regulatory requirements; the impact of delays initiated by our customers; and our ability to increase manufacturing production to meet demand; and potential changes to future pension funding requirements. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent management's estimates only as of the day made and should not be relied upon as representing management's estimates as of any subsequent date. While the Company may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company and management specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if management's estimates change.

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