Press Release Details

DXP Enterprises Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

05/07/2021
  • $127.5 million in cash and cash equivalents
  • $245.6 million in sales
  • GAAP diluted EPS of $0.02, including significant tax reserves due to proposed state tax positions ($0.06 per share)
  • Free cash flow for the quarter of $11.2 million

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DXP Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXPE) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. The following are results for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2020, where appropriate. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures can be found in the back of this press release.

First Quarter 2021 financial highlights:

  • Sales increased 5.6 percent sequentially to $245.6 million, compared to $232.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 and decreased 18.4% compared to $301.0 million for the first quarter of 2020.
  • Earnings per diluted share for the first quarter was $0.02 based upon 20.0 million diluted shares, compared to $0.31 per share in the first quarter of March 31, 2020, based on 18.6 million diluted shares.
  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) for the first quarter of 2021 was $13.9 million compared to $13.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 and $18.8 million for the first quarter of 2020.

Post-Quarter highlights:

  • Closed acquisition of Carter & Verplanck
  • Furthers efforts to diversify DXP end markets and create national water and wastewater platform

David R. Little, Chairman and CEO commented, “Our first quarter results reflect sequential sales growth driven by acquisitions, strong free cash flow and continued efforts to match costs to the demand of our business. We are encouraged by the sequential increases. As we look ahead to the rest of 2021, we remain optimistic that the global and U.S. economy will recover from the impact of the pandemic, in particularly, oil demand and capital projects spending which typically lags most cycles. Thank you to all our customers, vendors and DXPeople for the support and efforts in keeping safety at the forefront. DXP’s first quarter 2021 sales were $245.6 million, or a 5.6 percent increase over the fourth quarter. DXP’s industrial end markets, which is 67 percent of our business (including the recent acquisitions), appears to have found some legs and shows signs of positive upward movement. During the first quarter, sales were $186.4 million for Service Centers, $36.0 million for Supply Chain Services and $23.2 million for Innovative Pumping Solutions.

We continue to anticipate a better fiscal year 2021. As such, we remain focused on improving our ability to serve existing and new customers, continuing to focus on enhancing and improving our operational execution, investing in products and people and strategically aligning DXP for the future.”

Kent Yee, CFO commented, “Our first quarter sequential increase of 5.6 percent was great to see in addition to the $11.2 million of free cash flow. We see bright spots as the world attempts to recover from the global pandemic and vaccination efforts increase. As of March 31, 2021, we had $127.5 million in cash and cash equivalents on the balance sheet. Our senior leverage was 2.82:1, well under our covenant of 5.75:1. We continue to execute our acquisition strategy and diversify our end market exposure. We are excited by the tone at DXP and anticipate that this should continue to show in our financial results. We anticipate the second half of the year to be stronger than the first half as momentum builds.”

Financial Strength and Liquidity

Net debt, calculated as total long-term debt, net of cash and cash equivalents, on our balance sheet as of March 31, 2021, was down to $201.7 million compared to $212.6 million at December 31, 2020. As of March 31, 2021, DXP has approximately $258.6 million in liquidity, consisting of $127.4 million in cash on hand and approximately $131.2 million in availability under our ABL facility.

We will host a conference call regarding March 31, 2021 first quarter results on the Company’s website (www.dxpe.com) Friday, May 7, 2021 at 10:30 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 online 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, non-GAAP net income 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, free cash flow and non-GAAP net income 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 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,

 

 

2021

 

2020

Sales

 

$

245,616

 

 

$

300,983

 

Cost of sales

 

174,007

 

 

216,998

 

Gross profit

 

71,609

 

 

83,985

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

65,397

 

 

73,070

 

Impairment and other charges

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

6,212

 

 

10,915

 

Other income

 

(430)

 

 

(834)

 

Interest expense

 

5,243

 

 

4,377

 

Income before income taxes

 

1,399

 

 

7,372

 

Provision for income taxes*

 

1,271

 

 

1,724

 

Net income

 

128

 

 

5,648

 

Net loss attributable to NCI**

 

(212)

 

 

(62)

 

Net income attributable to DXP Enterprises, Inc.

 

340

 

 

5,710

 

Preferred stock dividend

 

23

 

 

23

 

Net income attributable to common shareholders

 

$

317

 

 

$

5,687

 

Diluted earnings per share attributable to DXP Enterprises, Inc.

 

$

0.02

 

 

$

0.31

 

Weighted average common shares and common equivalent shares outstanding

 

20,026

 

 

18,553

 

 

 

 

 

 

*DXP recorded a reserve against its Texas R&D tax credit due to significant proposed amendments to R&D franchise tax credits by the state of Texas that resulted in an unusually high effective tax rate for the period ended March 31, 2021.

**NCI represents non-controlling interest

Business segment financial highlights:

  • Service Centers’ revenue for the first quarter was $186.4 million, a 15.6 percent sequential increase and an increase of 2.1 percent year-over-year with a 11.9 percent operating income margin.
  • Innovative Pumping Solutions’ revenue for the first quarter was $23.2 million, a sequential decrease of 34.7 percent and a decrease of 66.8 percent year-over-year with a 4.1 percent operating income margin.
  • Supply Chain Services’ revenue for the first quarter was $36.0 million, a 0.5 percent sequential increase and a decrease of 25.6 percent year-over-year with a 6.5 percent operating income margin.

SEGMENT DATA
($ thousands, unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

Sales

 

2021

 

2020

Service Centers

 

$

186,398

 

 

$

182,585

 

Innovative Pumping Solutions

 

23,245

 

 

70,021

 

Supply Chain Services

 

35,973

 

 

48,377

 

Total DXP Sales

 

$

245,616

 

 

$

300,983

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

Operating Income

 

2021

 

2020

Service Centers

 

$

22,116

 

 

$

16,926

 

Innovative Pumping Solutions

 

947

 

 

10,428

 

Supply Chain Services

 

2,323

 

 

3,755

 

Total segments operating income

 

$

25,386

 

 

$

31,109

 

 

Reconciliation of Operating Income for Reportable Segments
($ thousands, unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

Operating income for reportable segments

 

$

25,386

 

 

$

31,109

 

Adjustment for:

 

 

 

 

Amortization of intangibles

 

4,146

 

 

3,197

 

Corporate expenses

 

15,028

 

 

16,997

 

Total operating income

 

$

6,212

 

 

$

10,915

 

Interest expense

 

5,243

 

 

4,377

 

Other income

 

(430)

 

 

(834)

 

Income before income taxes

 

$

1,399

 

 

$

7,372

 

 

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,

 

 

2021

 

2020

Income before income taxes

 

1,399

 

 

7,372

 

Plus: interest expense

 

5,243

 

 

4,377

 

Plus: depreciation and amortization

 

6,626

 

 

6,025

 

EBITDA

 

$

13,268

 

 

$

17,774

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus: NCI loss income before tax*

 

283

 

 

82

 

Plus: stock compensation expense

 

380

 

 

904

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

13,931

 

 

$

18,760

 

 

 

 

 

 

* NCI represents non-controlling interest

 

 

 

 

 

DXP ENTERPRISES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
($ thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

127,361

 

 

$

117,353

 

Restricted cash

 

91

 

 

91

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts

 

168,003

 

 

163,429

 

Inventories

 

103,407

 

 

97,071

 

Costs and estimated profits in excess of billings

 

14,415

 

 

18,459

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

7,534

 

 

4,548

 

Federal income taxes receivable

 

5,773

 

 

5,632

 

Total current assets

 

$

426,584

 

 

$

406,583

 

Property and equipment, net

 

54,110

 

 

56,899

 

Goodwill

 

248,499

 

 

248,339

 

Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization

 

76,008

 

 

80,088

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

59,949

 

 

55,188

 

Other long-term assets

 

4,332

 

 

4,764

 

Total assets

 

$

869,482

 

 

$

851,861

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

$

3,300

 

 

$

3,300

 

Trade accounts payable

 

81,595

 

 

75,744

 

Accrued wages and benefits

 

19,179

 

 

20,621

 

Customer advances

 

3,967

 

 

3,688

 

Billings in excess of costs and estimated profits

 

5,950

 

 

4,061

 

Current-portion operating lease liabilities

 

17,590

 

 

15,891

 

Other current liabilities

 

21,775

 

 

20,834

 

Total current liabilities

 

$

153,356

 

 

$

144,139

 

Long-term debt, less unamortized debt issuance costs

 

316,741

 

 

317,139

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities

 

41,267

 

 

38,010

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

2,930

 

 

2,930

 

Deferred income taxes

 

2,248

 

 

1,777

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

$

363,186

 

 

$

359,856

 

Total Liabilities

 

$

516,542

 

 

$

503,995

 

Equity:

 

 

 

 

Total DXP Enterprises, Inc. equity

 

352,354

 

 

347,068

 

Non-controlling interest

 

586

 

 

798

 

Total Equity

 

$

352,940

 

 

$

347,866

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

869,482

 

 

$

851,861

 

 

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,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from operating activities

 

$

10,552

 

 

$

(1,612)

 

Less: purchases of property and equipment

 

680

 

 

3,235

 

Plus: proceeds from sales of property and equipment

 

1,297

 

 

 

Free cash flow

 

$

11,169

 

 

$

(4,847)

 

 

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

Source: DXP Enterprises, Inc.

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