Release – NN, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

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Business transformation continues to drive improved profitability and new business wins

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 06, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NN, Inc. (NASDAQ: NNBR), a global diversified industrial company that engineers and manufactures high-precision components and assemblies, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.


  • Strategic transformation program drove another quarter of improved results, 3rd quarter in a row;
  • First quarter net sales of $121.2 million, down 4.6% versus prior year, driven largely by rationalized volume;
  • First quarter operating loss of $4.8 million, an improvement of $2.3 million versus prior year;
  • First quarter adjusted EBITDA of $11.3 million, an improvement of 38.9% versus prior year;
  • First quarter free cash flow of $0.3 million, an improvement of $4.0 million versus prior year; and
  • Secured new business awards of $17.2 million in the first quarter, $80 million in our last 5 quarters.

“In the first quarter, we continued to execute our strategic transformation, which yielded continued improvement in base business profitability and additive new business wins,” said Harold Bevis, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our trailing-twelve-month adjusted EBITDA of $46 million improved for the fourth consecutive quarter. We are increasing profits on business in house, and we have cumulatively won $80 million of new business over the last 5 quarters. This combination of results is giving us new options to optimize our performance even further. We have begun work on a laddered improvement program reaching into 2025 to continue our sequential improvement. We are balancing between cost-out and growth initiatives, and using our free cash flow to fund our business plan activities. Our cash flow generation has been historically tight due to our current capital structure, but we are improving our credit profile through this same hard work and opening opportunities to improve our capital structure and lower our cost of capital as well.”

Mr. Bevis continued, “We are further refining our targeted growth agendas and reallocating our resources in targeted areas. Our commercial performance year-to-date is on pace with our 2024 targets for new business growth at 3x market rates, and our cost improvement agenda is on track. We are pleased with our overall performance but still have many areas to improve further. Our results over the last year are encouraging us to set our goals high.”

Mr. Bevis concluded, “Our worldwide markets are mostly healthy, particularly in front of our most competitive Mobile plants in China and Brazil and in front of Power plants in the U.S. Steady investment into electric grid, electrification, and climate-friendly vehicle power trains is ongoing and good for us. The soft spots in our end-market demand are the U.S. commercial vehicle market and the U.S. residential construction markets, both small markets for us. So overall today, we have a good demand outlook across our market profile. We are comfortable with our 2024 guidance on sales, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow generation, and new business wins. I want to thank all of our employees globally who deliver beyond-reliable products every day, on-time to some of the world’s most discriminating customers. Together with our customers, we are developing and producing products that improve quality of life and climate conditions for all of us.”

First Quarter GAAP Results

Net sales were $121.2 million, a decrease of 4.6% from the first quarter of 2023, which was primarily due to non-recurring end-of-life pricing received in the first quarter of 2023, rationalized volume at plants undergoing turnarounds, and increased organic volume at healthy plants.

Loss from operations was $4.8 million compared to a loss from operations of $7.1 million in the first quarter of 2023. The decrease in loss from operations was primarily due to items related to its 2023 facility closures – (1) sublease income on closed facilities, and (2) one-time losses during the first quarter of 2023 on sales of machinery and equipment associated with these closures.

For the reporting segments, income from operations for Power Solutions was $4.0 million compared to income from operations of $1.7 million for the same period in 2023. Loss from operations for Mobile Solutions was $2.1 million compared to loss from operations of $3.3 million for the same period in 2023.

Net loss was $12.5 million compared to net loss of $10.2 million for the same period in 2023. The increase in net loss was primarily due to warrant valuation based on our stock price and higher interest expense, partially offset by cost reductions and higher joint venture income.

First Quarter Adjusted Results

Adjusted loss from operations for the first quarter of 2024 was $0.7 million compared to adjusted loss from operations of $0.4 million for the same period in 2023. Adjusted EBITDA was $11.3 million, or 9.3% of sales, compared to $8.1 million, or 6.4% of sales, for the same period in 2023. Adjusted net loss was $4.0 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net loss of $5.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the same period in 2023. The improvement in profitability was driven primarily by cost-out actions, partially offset by end-of-life pricing in the prior year period.

Free cash flow was a generation of cash of $0.3 million compared to a use of cash of $3.7 million for the same period in 2023.

Power Solutions
Net sales for the first quarter of 2024 were $48.2 million compared to $49.1 million in the first quarter of 2023, a decrease of 1.7%, or $0.9 million. The decrease in sales was primarily due to the non-recurrence of end-of-life pricing received during the first quarter of 2023 associated with the Irvine plant closure, partially offset by higher volume. Adjusted income from operations was $6.8 million compared to adjusted income from operations of $5.5 million in the first quarter of 2023. The increase in adjusted income from operations was primarily due to favorable product mix and improved operating performance, partially offset by the non-recurrence of end-of-life pricing in the first quarter of 2023 associated with the Irvine plant closure.

Mobile Solutions

Net sales for the first quarter of 2024 were $73.1 million compared to $78.0 million in the first quarter of 2023, a decrease of 6.4%, or $4.9 million. The decrease in sales was primarily due to rationalized volume at underperforming plants and the pass-through effect of lower raw material costs. Adjusted loss from operations was $1.2 million compared to adjusted loss from operations of $0.8 million in the first quarter of 2023. The increase in adjusted loss from operations was due to lower volume, partially offset by cost reductions and operational improvements.

2024 Outlook

Assuming steady end-market demand outlook, with the exception of the North American residential construction market and North American commercial vehicle market, we are confirming and slightly tightening, in part, our outlook for the full year 2024 as follows:

  • Revenue in the range of $485 million to $505 million;
  • Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $48 million to $54 million;
  • Free cash flow in the range of $10 million to $15 million; and
  • New business wins in the range of $55 million to $70 million.

Michael Felcher, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, commented, “Our strong transformation momentum continued in the first quarter of 2024, and we are both confirming and slightly tightening our full-year 2024 guidance ranges, which are underpinned by our operational initiatives and commercial prospecting. We are focused on generating improved profitability and strong cash flow this year. We expect our improved performance will improve our credit profile and enable opportunities to improve our balance sheet and cost of capital further.”

Conference Call

NN will discuss its results during its quarterly investor conference call on May 7, 2024, at 9 a.m. ET. The call and supplemental presentation may be accessed via NN’s website, The conference call can also be accessed by dialing 1-877-255-4315 or 1-412-317-6579. For those who are unavailable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call until May 7, 2025.

NN discloses in this press release the non-GAAP financial measures of adjusted income (loss) from operations, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) per diluted common share, and free cash flow. Each of these non-GAAP financial measures provides supplementary information about the impacts of restructuring and integration expense, acquisition and transition expenses, foreign exchange impacts on inter-company loans, amortization of intangibles and deferred financing costs, and other non-operating impacts on our business.

The financial tables found later in this press release include a reconciliation of adjusted income (loss) from operations, adjusted operating margin, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) per diluted share, free cash flow to the U.S. GAAP financial measures of income (loss) from operations, net income (loss), net income (loss) per diluted common share, and cash provided (used) by operating activities.

About NN, Inc.

NN, Inc., a global diversified industrial company, combines advanced engineering and production capabilities with in-depth materials science expertise to design and manufacture high-precision components and assemblies for a variety of markets on a global basis. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, NN has facilities in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. For more information about the company and its products, please visit

Except for specific historical information, many of the matters discussed in this press release may express or imply projections of revenues or expenditures, statements of plans and objectives or future operations or statements of future economic performance. These statements may discuss goals, intentions and expectations as to future trends, plans, events, results of operations or financial condition, or state other information relating to NN, Inc. (the “Company”) based on current beliefs of management as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. Forward-looking statements generally will be accompanied by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “guidance,” “intend,” “may,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project” or other similar words, phrases or expressions. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that are outside of management’s control and that may cause actual results to be materially different from such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, general economic conditions and economic conditions in the industrial sector; the impacts of pandemics, epidemics, disease outbreaks and other public health crises, on our financial condition, business operations and liquidity; competitive influences; risks that current customers will commence or increase captive production; risks of capacity underutilization; quality issues; material changes in the costs and availability of raw materials; economic, social, political and geopolitical instability, military conflict, currency fluctuation, and other risks of doing business outside of the United States; inflationary pressures and changes in the cost or availability of materials, supply chain shortages and disruptions, the availability of labor and labor disruptions along the supply chain; our dependence on certain major customers, some of whom are not parties to long-term agreements (and/or are terminable on short notice); the impact of acquisitions and divestitures, as well as expansion of end markets and product offerings; our ability to hire or retain key personnel; the level of our indebtedness; the restrictions contained in our debt agreements; our ability to obtain financing at favorable rates, if at all, and to refinance existing debt as it matures; new laws and governmental regulations; the impact of climate change on our operations; and cyber liability or potential liability for breaches of our or our service providers’ information technology systems or business operations disruptions. The foregoing factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” included in the Company’s filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law. New risks and uncertainties may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict their occurrence or how they will affect the Company. The Company qualifies all forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements.

With respect to any non-GAAP financial measures included in the following document, the accompanying information required by SEC Regulation G can be found in the back of this document or in the “Investors” section of the Company’s web site,, under the heading “News & Events” and subheading “Presentations.”

Investor & Media Contacts:
Joe Caminiti or Stephen Poe, Investors
Tim Peters, Media
[email protected]

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