DXP Enterprises Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2019 Results

DXP Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXPE) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019. The following are results for the three months and twelve months ended December 31, 2019, compared to the three months and twelve months ended December 31, 2018. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures can be found in the back of this press release.

Fourth Quarter 2019 financial highlights:

  • Sales decreased 5.0 percent to $295.5 million, compared to $311.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2018.
  • Earnings per diluted share for the fourth quarter was $0.12 based upon 18.4 million diluted shares, compared to $0.60 per share in the fourth quarter of 2018, based on 18.4 million diluted shares.

Fiscal Year 2019 financial highlights:

  • Sales increased 4.2 percent to $1.3 billion, compared to $1.2 billion for 2018.
  • Earnings per diluted share for 2019 of $1.96 based upon 18.4 million diluted shares, compared to $1.94 per share in 2018, based on 18.4 million diluted shares.
  • Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for 2019 was $91.3 million compared to $95.8 million for 2018. EBITDA as a percentage of sales was 7.2 percent and 7.9 percent, respectively.
  • $13 million in growth capital expenditures

David R. Little, Chairman and CEO commented, “DXP reported fiscal 2019 sales of $1.3 billion, a 4.2 percent growth over 2018. We invested in expanding our facilities, products and corporate support capabilities in FY 2019. Overall performance was positive with more strength during the first half of the year versus the third and fourth quarter. Despite the changing market environment, we made a decision to invest in the business and position DXP to continue to take market share. We believe our financial performance during the second half of the year reflects our oil and gas customers reaching their budget limits towards the end of the third quarter and remaining disciplined on the capital spending side through the fourth quarter. Our IPS segment was impacted the most but we expect to show improvement as we move through fiscal 2020. Underlying demand in our end markets has wavered but we continue to take market share and focus on execution. Fiscal 2019 sales for Supply Chain Services grew 15.4 percent, Innovative Pumping Solutions grew 4.1 percent and Service Centers grew 1.6 percent. DXP produced total EBITDA of $91.3 million in fiscal 2019 along with $26 million in free cash flow generation during the fourth quarter.

“We opened Fiscal 2020 closing two acquisitions and we will continue to focus on delivering margin expansion, strong returns on capital and free cash flow generation. We remain committed to taking market share, growing the business, both organically and through acquisitions. We are focused on providing the right solutions for our customers, while continuously improving our operational performance even in a changing end market backdrop. Fiscal 2020 will be a year where we cannot take anything for granted but focus on executing our strategy and business plan.”

Kent Yee, CFO commented, “Fiscal 2019 financial performance reflects our plan to invest in the business while operating in a changing macro and industry environment. During the first and second quarter, we were on pace to grow the business 8 percent on a year-over-year basis. In the second half of fiscal 2019, we essentially grew the business 0.6 percent. Total sales for the fiscal year grew 4.2 percent. Our fiscal 2019 diluted earnings per share was $1.96. We spent $22.1 million on capital expenditures, of which $13.1 million was growth related versus maintenance. Our balance sheet remains positioned to support the business over the long term. DXP ended the year with $54.3 million in cash on the balance sheet and net debt of $190.2 million. DXP's secured leverage ratio or net debt to EBITDA was 2.23 :1.0. We have momentum going into fiscal 2020, closing two acquisitions and we expect to drive more acquisition growth.”

We will host a conference call regarding 2019 fourth quarter and year-ended results on the Company’s website (www.dxpe.com) Friday, March 6, 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.

Business Segment financial highlights:

  • Service Centers' revenue for the fiscal year was $762.3 million, an increase of 1.6 percent year-over-year with a 11.4 percent operating income margin.
    • Revenue for the fourth quarter was $182.4 million, a decrease of 5.7 percent year-over-year with a 10.7 percent operating income margin.
  • Innovative Pumping Solutions’ revenue for the fiscal year was $303.7 million, an increase of 4.1 percent year over year with an 9.5 percent operating income margin.
    • Revenue for the fourth quarter was $65.7 million, a decrease of 10.1 percent year-over-year with a flat or 0.0 percent operating income margin.
  • Supply Chain Services’ revenue for the fiscal year was $201.3 million, an increase of 15.4 percent year-over-year with a 7.2 percent operating margin.
    • Revenue for the fourth quarter was $47.4 million, an increase of 6.4 percent year-over-year with a 7.3 percent operating income margin.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

DXP supplements reporting of net income with non-GAAP measurements, including EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow. 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 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. 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; ability to obtain needed capital, dependence on existing management, leverage and debt service, domestic or global economic conditions, 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.

DXP ENTERPRISES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

($ thousands, except per share amounts)

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Sales

$

295,468

$

311,006

$

1,267,189

$

1,216,197

Cost of sales

217,135

224,429

919,965

883,989

Gross profit

78,333

86,577

347,224

332,208

Selling, general and administrative expenses

71,591

66,148

281,102

263,757

Operating income

6,742

20,429

66,122

68,451

Other (income) expense, net

(172

)

126

(45

)

(1,192

)

Interest expense

4,587

4,978

19,498

20,937

Income before income taxes

2,327

15,325

46,669

48,706

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

239

4,223

10,894

13,185

Net income

2,088

11,102

35,775

35,521

Net income (loss) attributable to NCI*

(88

)

(20

)

(260

)

(111

)

Net income attributable to DXP Enterprises, Inc.

2,176

11,122

36,035

35,632

Preferred stock dividend

22

22

90

90

Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

2,154

$

11,100

$

35,945

$

35,542

Diluted earnings per share attributable to DXP Enterprises, Inc.

$

0.12

$

0.60

$

1.96

$

1.94

Weighted average common shares and common equivalent shares outstanding

18,443

18,410

18,432

18,393

*NCI represents non-controlling interest

SEGMENT DATA

($ thousands, unaudited)

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

Sales

2019

2018

2019

2018

Service Centers

$

182,372

$

193,343

$

762,256

$

750,044

Innovative Pumping Solutions

65,735

73,137

303,655

291,697

Supply Chain Services

47,361

44,526

201,278

174,456

Total DXP Sales

$

295,468

$

311,006

$

1,267,189

$

1,216,197

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

Operating Income

2019

2018

2019

2018

Service Centers

$

19,497

$

22,366

$

86,778

$

80,718

Innovative Pumping Solutions

(29

)

9,833

28,895

33,943

Supply Chain Services

3,465

4,008

14,445

16,204

Total Segment Operating Income

$

22,933

$

36,207

$

130,118

$

130,865

Reconciliation of Operating Income for Reportable Segments

($ thousands, unaudited)

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Operating income for reportable segments

$

22,933

$

36,207

$

130,118

$

130,865

Adjustment for:

Amortization of intangibles

3,651

4,011

15,074

16,586

Corporate expenses

12,540

11,767

48,922

45,828

Total operating income

$

6,742

$

20,429

$

66,122

$

68,451

Interest expense

4,587

4,978

19,498

20,937

Other expense (income), net

(172

)

126

(45

)

(1192

)

Income before income taxes

$

2,327

$

15,325

$

46,669

$

48,706

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 income taxes, calculated and reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Income before income taxes

$

2,327

$

15,325

$

46,669

$

48,706

Plus: interest expense

4,587

4,978

19,498

20,937

Plus: depreciation and amortization

6,481

6,454

25,174

26,164

EBITDA

13,395

26,757

91,341

95,807

Plus: NCI loss(gain) before tax

114

37

342

157

Plus: Stock compensation expense

461

526

1,963

2,549

Adjusted EBITDA

13,970

27,320

93,646

98,513

DXP ENTERPRISES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

($ thousands, except per share amounts)

December 31, 2019

December 31, 2018

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash

$

54,203

$

40,304

Restricted Cash

124

215

Accounts receivable

187,116

191,829

Inventories

129,364

114,830

Costs and estimated profits in excess of billings

32,455

32,514

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

4,223

4,938

Federal income taxes receivable

996

960

Total current assets

$

408,481

$

385,590

Property and equipment, net

63,703

51,330

Goodwill

194,052

194,052

Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization

52,582

67,207

Operating lease ROU assets

66,191

Other long-term assets

3,211

1,783

Total assets

$

788,220

$

699,962

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Current maturities of long-term debt

$

2,500

$

3,407

Trade accounts payable

76,438

87,407

Accrued wages and benefits

23,412

21,275

Customer advances

3,408

3,223

Billings in excess of costs and estimated profits

11,871

10,696

Short-term operating lease liabilities

17,603

Other current liabilities

12,939

17,269

Total current liabilities

$

148,171

$

143,277

Long-term debt, less unamortized debt issuance costs

235,419

236,979

Long-term operating lease liabilities

48,605

Other long-term liabilities

1,205

2,819

Deferred income taxes

9,872

8,633

Total long-term liabilities

$

295,101

$

248,431

Total Liabilities

$

443,272

$

391,708

Equity:

Total DXP Enterprises, Inc. equity

$

343,802

$

306,848

Non-controlling interest

1,146

1,406

Total Equity

$

344,948

$

308,254

Total liabilities and equity

$

788,220

$

699,962

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
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

 

2019

2018

2019

2018

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

33,823

$

25,998

$

41,307

$

35,840

Less: purchase of equipment

 

7,873

1,618

22,120

9,323

Plus: proceeds from sales of assets

 

12

35

2,558

Free cash flow

 

$

25,950

$

24,392

$

19,222

$

29,075

Contacts:

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

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