Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) February 14, 2024
SIFCO Industries, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
970 East 64th Street, Cleveland Ohio
(Address of principal executive offices)
(ZIP Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (216881-8600
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common SharesSIFNYSE American

Item 2.02
Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 14, 2024, SIFCO Industries, Inc. (the "Company" or "SIFCO") issued a press release announcing its financial results for its first quarter ended December 31, 2023. A copy of this press release is furnished with this Report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information contained in this item and in the accompanying exhibit shall not be deemed filed by SIFCO for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Such information will not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except to the extent that SIFCO specifically incorporates it by reference.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

SIFCO Industries, Inc.
Date: February 14, 2024
/s/ Thomas R. Kubera
Thomas R. Kubera
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)

SIFCO Industries, Inc. (“SIFCO”) Announces
First Quarter Fiscal 2024 Financial Results

Cleveland - SIFCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE American: SIF) today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2024, which ended December 31, 2023.

First Quarter Results
Net sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2024 decreased 1.2% to $21.1 million, compared with $21.3 million for the same period in fiscal 2023.
Net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2024 was $3.4 million, or $(0.57) per diluted share, compared with net loss of $2.6 million, or $(0.44) per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2023.
EBITDA was $(1.4) million in the first quarter of fiscal 2024, compared with $(0.7) million in the first quarter of fiscal 2023.
Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of fiscal 2024 was $(0.8) million, compared with Adjusted EBITDA of $(0.1) million in the first quarter of fiscal 2023.

Other Highlights
CEO Peter W. Knapper stated, “Our first quarter was dominated by new product development activities. Our backlog continues to increase, now at $130.1 million. Inventory increased $3.6 million compared to prior year quarter as we increase production to meet our customer demands.”

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company uses certain non-GAAP measures in this release. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures and are intended to serve as supplements to results provided in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. SIFCO Industries, Inc. believes that such information provides an additional measurement and consistent historical comparison of the Company’s performance. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures is available in this news release.

Forward-Looking Language
Certain statements contained in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, such as statements relating to financial results and plans for future business development activities, and are thus prospective. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, economic conditions, concerns with or threats of, or the consequences of, pandemics, contagious diseases or health epidemics, including COVID-19, competition and other uncertainties the Company, its customers, and the industry in which they operate have experienced and continue to experience, detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

The Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2023 and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission can be accessed through the Company's website: www.sifco.com, or on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website: www.sec.gov.

SIFCO Industries, Inc. is engaged in the production of forgings and machined components primarily for the aerospace and energy markets. The processes and services include forging, heat-treating, coating, and machining.

First Quarter ended December 31,
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Net sales$21,052 $21,299 
Cost of goods sold20,316 20,038 
Gross profit736 1,261 
Selling, general and administrative expenses3,581 3,280 
Amortization of intangible assets40 61 
Gain on disposal of operating assets— (11)
Operating loss(2,885)(2,069)
Interest expense, net430 275 
Foreign currency exchange loss (gain), net(3)
Other expense, net53 182 
Loss before income tax expense(3,372)(2,523)
Income tax expense50 66 
Net loss$(3,422)$(2,589)
Net loss per share
Weighted-average number of common shares (basic)5,956 5,896 
Weighted-average number of common shares (diluted)5,956 5,896 

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
December 31,
September 30,
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$3,236 $368 
Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $121 and $242, respectively18,184 20,196 
Contract assets10,949 10,091 
Inventories, net12,430 8,853 
Refundable income taxes84 84 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets2,692 1,882 
Total current assets47,575 41,474 
Property, plant and equipment, net35,884 36,287 
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net14,152 14,380 
Intangible assets, net248 278 
Goodwill3,493 3,493 
Other assets131 81 
Total assets$101,483 $95,993 
Current liabilities:
Current maturities of long-term debt$4,085 $3,820 
Promissory note - related party3,150 — 
Revolver16,061 16,289 
Short-term operating lease liabilities884 869 
Accounts payable14,832 13,497 
Accrued liabilities8,852 6,477 
Total current liabilities47,864 40,952 
Long-term debt, net of current maturities, net of unamortized debt issuance costs4,393 2,457 
Long-term operating lease liabilities, net of short-term13,799 14,020 
Deferred income taxes, net105 142 
Pension liability3,411 3,417 
Other long-term liabilities664 670 
Shareholders’ equity:
Serial preferred shares, no par value, authorized 1,000 shares; 0 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2023 and September 30, 2023— — 
Common shares, par value $1 per share, authorized 10,000 shares; issued and outstanding shares 6,160 at December 31, 2023 and 6,105 at September 30, 20236,160 6,105 
Additional paid-in capital11,609 11,626 
Retained earnings19,842 23,264 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(6,364)(6,660)
Total shareholders’ equity31,247 34,335 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$101,483 $95,993 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Presented below is certain financial information based on the Company's EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. References to “EBITDA” mean earnings (losses) from continuing operations before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and references to “Adjusted EBITDA” mean EBITDA plus, as applicable for each relevant period, certain adjustments as set forth in the reconciliations of net income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

Neither EBITDA nor Adjusted EBITDA is a measurement of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”). The Company presents EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA because management believes that they are useful indicators for evaluating operating performance and liquidity, including the Company’s ability to incur and service debt and it uses EBITDA to evaluate prospective acquisitions. Although the Company uses EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the reasons noted above, the use of these non-GAAP financial measures as analytical tools has limitations. Therefore, reviewers of the Company’s financial information should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's results of operations as reported in accordance with GAAP. Some of these limitations include:
Neither EBITDA nor Adjusted EBITDA reflects the interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest payments on indebtedness;
Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and neither EBITDA nor Adjusted EBITDA reflects any cash requirements for such replacements;
The omission of the amortization expense associated with the Company’s intangible assets further limits the usefulness of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA; and
Neither EBITDA nor Adjusted EBITDA includes the payment of taxes, which is a necessary element of operations.

Because of these limitations, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as measures of discretionary cash available to the Company to invest in the growth of its businesses. Management compensates for these limitations by not viewing EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA in isolation and specifically by using other GAAP measures, such as net income (loss), net sales, and operating income (loss), to measure operating performance. Neither EBITDA nor Adjusted EBITDA is a measurement of financial performance under GAAP, and neither should be considered as an alternative to net loss or cash flow from operations determined in accordance with GAAP. The Company’s calculation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to the calculation of similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net loss to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:

Dollars in thousandsThree Months Ended
December 31,
Net loss$(3,422)$(2,589)
Depreciation and amortization expense1,562 1,571 
Interest expense, net430 275 
Income tax expense50 66 
Foreign currency exchange loss (gain), net (1)(3)
Other expense, net (2)54 72 
Gain on disposal of assets (3)— (11)
Equity compensation (4)86 122 
LIFO impact (5)293 262 
IT incident costs, net (6)(1)110 
Strategic alternative expense (7)187 — 
Adjusted EBITDA$(757)$(125)

(1)Represents the gain or loss from changes in the exchange rates between the functional currency and the foreign currency in which the transaction is denominated.
(2)Represents miscellaneous non-operating income or expense, such as pension costs or grant income (prior year included $0.1 million in loss on insurance recovery, separately reclassed to IT incident costs, net line).
(3)Represents the difference between the proceeds from the sale of operating equipment and the carrying value shown on the Company's books.
(4)Represents the equity-based compensation expense recognized by the Company under the 2016 Plan due to granting of awards, awards not vesting and/or forfeitures.
(5)Represents the change in the reserve for inventories for which cost is determined using the last-in, first-out ("LIFO") method.
(6)Represents incremental information technology costs as it relates to the cybersecurity incident and loss on insurance recovery (prior year balance includes reclassed amount of $0.1 million from footnote two above).
(7)Represents expense related to evaluation of strategic alternatives.

Reference to the above activities can be found in the consolidated financial statements included in Item 8 of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K.

SIFCO Industries, Inc.
Thomas R. Kubera, 216-881-8600

Feb. 14, 2024
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