Press Release Details

DXP Enterprises Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

05/08/2020
  • $32.9 million in cash and cash equivalents on the balance sheet
  • $131.6 million in availability under ABL facility
  • $301.0 million in sales, compared to $311.2 million in sales in Q1 2019
  • Net income of $5.7 million
  • GAAP diluted EPS of $0.31
  • $17.8 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”)

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DXP Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXPE) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. The following are results for the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2019. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures can be found in the back of this press release.

First Quarter 2020 financial highlights:

  • Sales decreased 3.3 percent to $301.0 million, compared to $311.2 million for the first quarter of 2019.
  • Earnings per diluted share for the first quarter was $0.31 based upon 18.6 million diluted shares, compared to $0.40 per share in the first quarter of March 31, 2019, based on 18.4 million diluted shares.
  • Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the first quarter was $17.8 million compared to $21.1 million for the first quarter of 2019.
  • Expanded ABL facility from $85 million to $135 million with no changes in pricing or terms.

David R. Little, Chairman and CEO commented, “These are unprecedented times and I want to thank each of our DXPeople for their efforts and commitment. DXP appreciates the help of all medical professionals and first responders in our various communities. Also, DXP appreciates the support of our DXP suppliers as we navigate our new normal together. As an ‘essential business’, we felt responsible to provide excellent service to our customers (who themselves were deemed as 'essential'). By providing products and services, we were assisting them in keeping the economy functioning during these difficult times. In terms of our priorities at DXP, our first priority was the health and safety of our DXPeople and supporting national efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. We took immediate steps in the U.S.A, Canada and Dubai at our facilities by working in small teams and or through work rotations. We did this so that if we needed to quarantine one team, we could still continue to serve our customers. Additionally, we had our facilities deploy social distancing in the workplace, frequent hand washing and sanitizing, temperature testing, quarantines, and remote work habits in the situations and circumstances where we could. We strongly encouraged our employees to not just maintain some of these protocols at work but also while at home or outside of the workplace. Out of DXP’s 2,700 plus DXPeople, I am proud that we have had only two confirmed cases of coronavirus thus far. Our second priority has been to continue to provide exceptional service and support to our customers, as we support various industries that keep the wheels of the North America economy going. We are thankful that we had the opportunity to support and serve our customers and make a difference. During these times, DXPeople have done some amazing things for our customers to keep them safe and running as an ‘essential business’. The letters and emails that we have received showing appreciation and regards for our support, have been truly heart-warming. Our third priority has been to manage our balance sheet on expected lower near-term demand to remain strong and posed for an eventual recovery. I am very proud of how our DXP team has managed and balanced these priorities in what is an unprecedented and unique environment.”

Mr. Little continued, “We executed well in this challenging environment. During the first quarter, we achieved $301.0 million in sales, including $5.2 million from acquisitions. Our improvement in diluted earnings per share from the fourth quarter speaks to our team’s execution and focus on continuous improvement. In terms of our business segments for the first quarter, sales were $182.6 million for Service Centers, $70.0 million for Innovative Pumping Solutions and $48.4 million for Supply Chain Services. We delivered on our financial results as the market adjusted to various shelter-in-place orders. DXP has a model that is characterized by high levels of MRO spend, low fixed costs, low capital expenditure requirements, and high levels of operating cash flow when the business cycles. For these reasons, and many others, we are highly confident in our ability to successfully navigate the situation. We believe our strong balance sheet and financial liquidity will allow us to continue making strategic investments in our business, where appropriate. Similar to the 2008, 2015 and 2016 business downturns, we believe our experienced management team positions us to best take advantage of a return to more normal business conditions in the future.”

Kent Yee, CFO commented, “The first quarter of 2020 financial results were great to see. Creating a safe haven while continuing to work has been our goal from the beginning, especially once deemed an ‘essential business’. As we adjusted to the impact of the Coronavirus, from a business standpoint, we quickly transitioned to focusing on maintaining the strength in our balance sheet by ensuring debt capacity and liquidity, driving efficiencies throughout the business, and ensuring our cash flow profile would perform in today’s environment. In March, we expanded our asset based loan facility to $135 million with no change to pricing or terms. At March 31st, we were undrawn and had $131.6 million in capacity. The ABL matures in August 2022 and our term loan matures in August 2023, therefore, we have no near term maturities. As of March 31, 2020, we had $32.9 million in cash and cash equivalents on the balance sheet. Our senior leverage was 2.2:1 with a covenant at the end of Q1 of 4.75:1.”

Mr. Yee added, “DXP is well-positioned to support its customers, employees and suppliers. We will continue to take the steps to manage our business by tightening our expenses and capital spending and actively managing our balance sheet. We believe that we have ample flexibility to navigate through the uncertain times ahead. As a leading distributor to essential industries, DXP remains well positioned to support our customers, suppliers and communities during this extraordinary time, while continuing to build our capabilities and keeping our eyes on the future.”

Balance Sheet, Liquidity, Cash Flow and Financial Flexibility

Net debt, calculated as long-term debt, net of cash and cash equivalents, on our balance sheet as of March 31, 2020, was $211.0 million compared to $217.3 million at March 31, 2019. As of March 31, 2020, DXP has approximately $164.3 million in liquidity, consisting of $32.7 million in cash on hand and approximately $131.6 million in availability under our ABL facility. While we expect demand to trough in the second quarter, our flexible balance sheet, liquidity, and cash flow generation (that begins to pick up from Q2 through Q4), gives us tremendous confidence to successfully manage the impact of fluctuating and lower demand as a result of the various shelter-in-place orders and local decisions on when and how to open local economies.

Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Although the impact of COVID-19 on our Q1 results was limited, it progressively worsened toward quarter end as shelter in place orders took hold in the United States and Canada. In anticipation of the economic downturn and softer demand, we took decisive actions to align our cost structure with the current environment and protect our balance sheet.

The Company’s actions included:

  • Emphasizing and implementing good hygiene protocol at all facilities
  • Implementing a temporary hiring freeze, travel restrictions and wage freeze
  • Expanding our $85 million ABL facility to $135 million
  • Internal focus on cash management and monitoring likely areas of exposure

We will host a conference call regarding March 31, 2020 first quarter results on the Company’s website (www.dxpe.com) Friday, May 8, 2020 at 10 am CST. Web participants are encouraged to go to the Company’s website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. The on-line archived replay will be available immediately after the conference call at www.dxpe.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

DXP supplements reporting of net income with non-GAAP measurements, including EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow and net debt. This supplemental information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the unaudited GAAP measurements. Additional information regarding EBITDA and free cash flow referred to in this press release are included below under "Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Information."

The Company believes EBITDA provides additional information about: (i) operating performance, because it assists in comparing the operating performance of the business, as it removes the impact of non-cash depreciation and amortization expense as well as items not directly resulting from core operations such as interest expense and income taxes and (ii) the performance and the effectiveness of operational strategies. Additionally, EBITDA performance is a component of a measure of the Company’s financial covenants under its credit facility. Furthermore, some investors use EBITDA as a supplemental measure to evaluate the overall operating performance of companies in the industry. Management believes that some investors’ understanding of performance is enhanced by including this non-GAAP financial measure as a reasonable basis for comparing ongoing results of operations. By providing this non-GAAP financial measure, together with a reconciliation from net income, the Company believes it is enhancing investors’ understanding of the business and results of operations, as well as assisting investors in evaluating how well the Company is executing strategic initiatives.

About DXP Enterprises, Inc.

DXP Enterprises, Inc. is a leading products and service distributor that adds value and total cost savings solutions to industrial customers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Dubai. DXP provides innovative pumping solutions, supply chain services and maintenance, repair, operating and production ("MROP") services that emphasize and utilize DXP’s vast product knowledge and technical expertise in rotating equipment, bearings, power transmission, metal working, industrial supplies and safety products and services. DXP's breadth of MROP products and service solutions allows DXP to be flexible and customer-driven, creating competitive advantages for our customers. DXP’s business segments include Service Centers, Innovative Pumping Solutions and Supply Chain Services. For more information, go to www.dxpe.com.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe-harbor” for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this press release (as well as information included in oral statements or other written statements made by or to be made by the Company) contains statements that are forward-looking. These forward-looking statements include without limitation those about the Company’s expectations regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of low commodity prices of oil and gas; the Company’s business, the Company’s future profitability, cash flow, liquidity, and growth. Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future; and accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of the Company. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to; decreases in oil and natural gas prices; decreases in oil and natural gas industry expenditure levels, which may result from decreased oil and natural gas prices or other factors; ability to obtain needed capital, dependence on existing management, leverage and debt service, domestic or global economic conditions, economic risks related to the impact of COVID-19, ability to manage changes and the continued health or availability of management personnel and changes in customer preferences and attitudes. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, but not limited to, “may,” “will,” “should,” “intend,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “goal,” or “continue” or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. For more information, review the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect the Company’s business and financial results is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

DXP ENTERPRISES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

($ thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March
31,

 

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales

 

$

300,983

 

 

$

311,225

 

 

Cost of sales

 

216,998

 

 

227,025

 

 

Gross profit

 

83,985

 

 

84,200

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

73,070

 

 

69,384

 

 

Operating income

 

10,915

 

 

14,816

 

 

Other expense (income), net

 

(834)

 

 

(33)

 

 

Interest expense

 

4,377

 

 

5,040

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

7,372

 

 

9,809

 

 

Provision for income taxes

 

1,724

 

 

2,622

 

 

Net income

 

5,648

 

 

7,187

 

 

Net (loss) income attributable to NCI*

 

(62)

 

 

(104)

 

 

Net income attributable to DXP Enterprises, Inc.

 

5,710

 

 

7,291

 

 

Preferred stock dividend

 

23

 

 

23

 

 

Net income attributable to common shareholders

 

$

5,687

 

 

$

7,268

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share attributable to DXP Enterprises, Inc.

 

$

0.31

 

 

$

0.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares and common equivalent shares outstanding

 

18,553

 

 

18,406

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*NCI represents non-controlling interest

Business segment financial highlights:

  • Service Centers’ revenue for the first quarter was $182.6 million, a decrease of 1.9 percent year-over-year with a 9.3 percent operating income margin.
  • Innovative Pumping Solutions’ revenue for the third quarter was $70.0 million, a decrease of 6.3 percent year-over-year with a 14.9 percent operating income margin.
  • Supply Chain Services’ revenue for the third quarter was $48.4 million, a decrease of 3.9 percent year-over-year with a 7.8 percent operating income margin.

 

SEGMENT DATA

($ thousands, unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

Sales

 

2020

 

2019

Service Centers

 

$

182,585

 

 

$

186,179

 

Innovative Pumping Solutions

 

70,021

 

 

74,723

 

Supply Chain Services

 

48,377

 

 

50,323

 

Total DXP Sales

 

$

300,983

 

 

$

311,225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

Operating Income

 

2020

 

2019

Service Centers

 

$

16,926

 

 

$

18,980

 

Innovative Pumping Solutions

 

10,428

 

 

6,799

 

Supply Chain Services

 

3,755

 

 

4,086

 

Total segments operating income

 

$

31,109

 

 

$

29,865

 

 

Reconciliation of Operating Income for Reportable Segments

($ thousands, unaudited)

   

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

Operating income for reportable segments

 

$

31,109

 

 

$

29,865

 

Adjustment for:

 

 

 

 

Amortization of intangibles

 

3,197

 

 

3,814

 

Corporate expenses

 

16,997

 

 

11,235

 

Total operating income

 

$

10,915

 

 

$

14,816

 

Interest expense

 

4,377

 

 

5,040

 

Other income, net

 

(834)

 

 

(33)

 

Income before income taxes

 

$

7,372

 

 

$

9,809

 

Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Information

($ thousands, unaudited)

The following table is a reconciliation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, to income before taxes, calculated and reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

Income before income taxes

 

$

7,372

 

 

$

9,809

 

Plus: interest expense

 

4,377

 

 

5,040

 

Plus: depreciation and amortization

 

6,025

 

 

6,206

 

EBITDA

 

$

17,774

 

 

$

21,055

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus: NCI loss (gain) income before tax*

 

82

 

 

137

 

Plus: stock compensation expense

 

904

 

 

505

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

18,760

 

 

$

21,697

 

 

 

 

 

 

* NCI represents non-controlling interest

 

 

 

 

 

DXP ENTERPRISES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

($ thousands, except per share amounts)

   

 

 

As of

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

32,730

 

 

$

54,203

 

Restricted cash

 

124

 

 

124

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts

 

194,061

 

 

187,116

 

Inventories

 

133,021

 

 

129,364

 

Costs and estimated profits in excess of billings

 

35,756

 

 

32,455

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

6,776

 

 

4,223

 

Federal income taxes receivable

 

840

 

 

996

 

Total current assets

 

$

403,308

 

 

$

408,481

 

Property and equipment, net

 

63,867

 

 

63,703

 

Goodwill

 

202,502

 

 

194,052

 

Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization

 

53,324

 

 

52,582

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

65,268

 

 

66,191

 

Other long-term assets

 

3,422

 

 

3,211

 

Total assets

 

$

791,691

 

 

$

788,220

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

$

2,500

 

 

$

2,500

 

Trade accounts payable

 

82,647

 

 

76,438

 

Accrued wages and benefits

 

18,387

 

 

23,412

 

Customer advances

 

5,830

 

 

3,408

 

Billings in excess of costs and estimated profits

 

4,535

 

 

11,871

 

Current-portion operating lease liabilities

 

15,926

 

 

17,603

 

Other current liabilities

 

14,727

 

 

12,939

 

Total current liabilities

 

$

144,552

 

 

$

148,171

 

Long-term debt, less unamortized debt issuance costs

 

235,263

 

 

235,419

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities

 

47,480

 

 

48,605

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

708

 

 

1,205

 

Deferred income taxes

 

11,468

 

 

9,872

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

$

294,919

 

 

$

295,101

 

Total Liabilities

 

$

439,471

 

 

$

443,272

 

Equity:

 

 

 

 

Total DXP Enterprises, Inc. equity

 

351,136

 

 

343,802

 

Non-controlling interest

 

1,084

 

 

1,146

 

Total Equity

 

$

352,220

 

 

$

344,948

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

791,691

 

 

$

788,220

 

Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Information

($ thousands, unaudited)

The following table is a reconciliation of free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure, to cash flow from operating activities, calculated and reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

 

 

Three Months Ended March
31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used in) operating activities

 

$

(1,612)

 

 

$

(5,310)

 

Less: purchases of property and equipment

 

3,235

 

 

2,312

 

Plus: proceeds from sales of property and equipment

 

 

 

29

 

Free cash flow

 

$

(4,847)

 

 

$

(7,593)

 

 

Kent Yee, 713-996-4700
Senior Vice President, CFO
www.dxpe.com

Source: DXP Enterprises, Inc.

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