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NV5 Announces Strong Third Quarter 2018 Results and Raises 2018 Guidance

November 7, 2018

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NV5 Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVEE) (“NV5” or the “Company”), a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 29, 2018.

Third Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

-- Total Revenues for the quarter were $105.5 million, an increase of 14% year-over-year. Gross Revenues – GAAP for the quarter were $104.2 million, an increase of 14% year-over-year. -- Net Revenues for the quarter were $84.4 million, an increase of 13% year-over-year. -- Organic growth for the quarter was 8%, an increase of 100% compared to the third quarter of 2017. -- EBITDA for the quarter was $14.0 million, or 17% of Net Revenues, an increase of 10% from $12.7 million or 17% of Net Revenues in the third quarter of 2017. -- Net income for the quarter was $7.3 million, an increase of 23% from $5.9 million in the third quarter of 2017. -- Adjusted EPS for the quarter was $0.82 per diluted share, an increase of 9% from $0.75 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2017. -- GAAP EPS for the quarter was $0.62 per diluted share over 11.7 million shares, an increase of 13% from $0.55 per diluted share over 10.8 million shares in the third quarter of 2017. -- Backlog was $342.3 million as of September 29, 2018 compared to $274.5 million as of September 30, 2017.

“We are pleased to announce another quarter of strong continued organic growth in revenues and earnings in the third quarter of 2018,” said Dickerson Wright, PE, Chairman and CEO of NV5. “We once again saw growth in all of our service verticals, and we are enthusiastic about the strategic investments we are making to further grow our infrastructure and energy business throughout the United States. The flat and dynamic organization we have in place allows us to provide maximum support and the highest level of service to our clients, and we are grateful to our employees and shareholders who continue to contribute to NV5’s success.”

Operating Results

Total Revenues for the third quarter of 2018 were $105.5 million, an increase of 14% from the third quarter of 2017. Total Revenues include intercompany revenues where the Company performed the services in lieu of using a third-party sub-consultant. Gross Revenues - GAAP for the third quarter of 2018 were $104.2 million, a 14% increase from the third quarter of 2017. Net Revenues for the third quarter of 2018 were $84.4 million, an increase of 13% from the third quarter of 2017.

EBITDA for the third quarter of 2018 was $14.0 million or 17% of Net Revenues, an increase of 10% from $12.7 million or 17.0% of Net Revenues for the third quarter of last year.

Adjusted EPS for the third quarter of 2018 was $0.82 per diluted share versus $0.75 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2017. Net income for the third quarter of 2018 was $7.3 million, resulting in GAAP EPS of $0.62 per diluted share, compared to net income of $5.9 million, or $0.55 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2017.

GAAP EPS and Adjusted EPS reflect weighted-average shares outstanding of 11,701,394 for the third quarter of 2018, compared to weighted-average shares outstanding of 10,785,630 for the third quarter of 2017. The increase in the weighted-average shares outstanding reflects the issuance of 1,270,000 shares of common stock related to a secondary offering during the third quarter of 2018.

At September 29, 2018, the Company reported a twelve-month backlog of $342.3 million, compared to $274.5 million as of September 30, 2017.

Nine Months Ended September 29, 2018 Financial Highlights

-- Total Revenues for the first nine months of 2018 were $306.0 million, an increase of 26% from the first nine months of 2017. Gross Revenues – GAAP were $302.7 million in the first nine months of 2018, an increase of 27% from the first nine months of 2017. -- Net Revenues were $245.8 million in the first nine months of 2018, an increase of 26% from the first nine months of 2017. -- Organic growth for the first nine months of 2018 was 10%, an increase of 150% compared to the first nine months of 2017. -- EBITDA for the first nine months of 2018 was $37.3 million, or 15% of Net Revenues, an increase of 34% from $27.9 million or 14% of Net Revenues for the first nine months of 2017. -- Net income was $19.2 million, an increase of 54% from $12.5 million in the first nine months of 2017. -- Adjusted EPS was $2.33 per diluted share, an increase of 40% from $1.67 per diluted share in the first nine months of 2017. -- GAAP EPS was $1.71 per diluted share over 11.2 million shares, an increase of 47% compared to $1.16 per diluted share over 10.7 million shares in the first nine months of 2017. -- Cash flows from operating activities for the first nine months of 2018 were $17.6 million compared to cash flows of $5.7 million for the first nine months of 2017.

Total Revenues for the nine months ended September 29, 2018 were $306.0 million, a 26% increase from the first nine months of 2017. Total Revenues include intercompany revenues where the Company performed the services in lieu of using a third-party sub-consultant. Gross Revenues - GAAP for the nine months ended September 29, 2018 were $302.7 million, a 27% increase from the first nine months of 2017. Net Revenues for the nine months ended September 29, 2018 were $245.8 million, an increase of 26% from 2017.

EBITDA for the nine months ended September 29, 2018 was $37.3 million, or 15% of Net Revenues, an increase of 34% from $27.9 million, or 14% of Net Revenues for the same period in 2017.

Adjusted EPS for the nine months ended September 29, 2018 was $2.33 per diluted share versus $1.67 per diluted share in the nine months of 2017. Net income for the nine months ended September 29, 2018 was $19.2 million, resulting in GAAP EPS of $1.71 per diluted share, compared to net income of $12.5 million, or $1.16 per diluted share in the nine months ended September 30, 2017.

GAAP EPS and Adjusted EPS reflect weighted-average shares outstanding of 11,205,748 for the nine months ended September 29, 2018, compared to weighted-average shares outstanding of 10,744,619 for the first nine months of 2017. The increase in the weighted-average shares outstanding reflects the issuance of 1,270,000 shares of common stock related to a secondary offering during the third quarter of 2018.

Cash flows from operating activities for the first nine months of 2018 were $17.6 million compared to cash flows of $5.7 million for the first nine months of 2017. At September 29, 2018, our cash and cash equivalents were $56.2 million compared to $18.8 million as of December 30, 2017. The increase in cash and cash equivalents reflects net proceeds of $93.5 million from the secondary offering in the third quarter of 2018 partially offset by repayments of long-term debt of $43.9 million.

2018 Outlook

The Company is raising its guidance for Full Year 2018 Gross Revenues, Net Revenues, Adjusted EPS and GAAP EPS, including the impact of acquisitions closed through November 2, 2018. The Company expects Gross Revenues to range from $415 million to $430 million, which represents an increase of 25% to 29% from 2017 Gross Revenues of $333 million. Net Revenues are expected to range from $332 million to $344 million, which represents an increase of 24% to 28% from 2017 Net Revenues of $268 million. The Company expects Full Year 2018 Adjusted EPS to range from $3.23 per share to $3.43 per share, an increase of 36% to 45% from Full Year 2017 Adjusted EPS. Furthermore, the Company expects Full Year 2018 GAAP EPS to range from $2.39 per share to $2.59 per share. This guidance for Gross Revenues, Net Revenues, Adjusted EPS and GAAP EPS excludes anticipated acquisitions for the remainder of 2018.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Total Revenues and Net Revenues are not measures of financial performance under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Gross Revenues – GAAP include sub-consultant costs and other direct costs which are generally pass-through costs. Furthermore, Gross Revenues – GAAP eliminate intercompany revenues where the Company performed the service in lieu of using a third-party sub-consultant. Therefore, the Company believes that Total Revenues and Net Revenues, which are non-GAAP financial measures commonly used in our industry, provide a meaningful perspective on its business results. A reconciliation of Gross Revenues as reported in accordance with GAAP to Total Revenues and Net Revenues is provided at the end of this news release.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Management believes EBITDA, in addition to operating profit, net income and other GAAP measures, is a useful indicator of NV5’s financial and operating performance and its ability to generate cash flows from operations that are available for taxes, capital expenditures and debt service. A reconciliation of net income as reported in accordance with GAAP to EBITDA is provided at the end of this news release.

Adjusted earnings per diluted share data (“Adjusted EPS”) is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Adjusted EPS reflects adjustments to reported diluted earnings per share (“GAAP EPS”) data to eliminate amortization expense of intangible assets from acquisitions, net of tax benefits. As the Company continues its acquisition strategy, the growth in Adjusted EPS will likely increase at a greater rate than GAAP EPS as reported in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of GAAP EPS as reported in accordance with GAAP to Adjusted EPS is provided at the end of this news release.

NV5’s definition of Total Revenues, Net Revenues, EBITDA and Adjusted EPS may differ from other companies reporting similarly named measures. These measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP, such as contract revenues, net income and diluted earnings per share.

Conference Call

NV5 will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2018 financial results at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on November 7, 2018.

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Toll-free dial-in number: +1 844-348-6875 International dial-in number: +1 509-844-0152 Conference ID: 6468056 Webcast: http://ir.nv5.com

The conference call will be webcast live and available for replay via the “Investors” section of the NV5 website.

About NV5

NV5 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions ranked #45 in the Engineering News Record Top 500 Design Firms list. NV5 serves public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, real estate and environmental markets. NV5 primarily focuses on five business verticals: construction quality assurance, infrastructure engineering and support services, energy, program management, and environmental solutions. The Company operates out of more than 100 locations nationwide and abroad in Macau, Hong Kong, and the UAE. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.NV5.com. Also visit the Company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Vimeo.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company cautions that these statements are qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release and on the conference call. Such factors include: (a) changes in demand from the local and state government and private clients that we serve; (b) general economic conditions, nationally and globally, and their effect on the market for our services; (c) competitive pressures and trends in our industry and our ability to successfully compete with our competitors; (d) changes in laws, regulations, or policies; and (e) the “Risk Factors” set forth in the Company’s most recent SEC filings. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update such statements, except as required by law.

Contact NV5 Global, Inc.

Jenna CarrickInvestor Relations ManagerTel: +1-916-641-9124Email: ir@nv5.com

Source: NV5 Global, Inc.

NV5 GLOBAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands, except share data) (Unaudited) September 29, 2018 December 30, 2017 ------------------ ----------------- Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 56,202 $ 18,751 Billed receivables, net 85,835 70,686 Unbilled receivables, net 43,638 39,401 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,504 2,555 ------------------ ----------------- Total current assets 188,179 131,393 Property and equipment, net 10,684 8,731 Intangible assets, net 75,971 65,754 Goodwill 114,054 98,899 Other assets 1,259 1,003 ------------------ ----------------- Total Assets $ 390,147 $ 305,780 ------------------ ----------------- Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 17,638 $ 18,373 Accrued liabilities 19,602 18,994 Income taxes payable - 6,102 Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted 1,149 665 contracts Client deposits 198 197 Current portion of contingent consideration 1,763 977 Current portion of notes payable and other obligations 14,212 11,127 ------------------ ----------------- Total current liabilities 54,562 56,435 Contingent consideration, less current portion 1,232 913 Notes payable and other obligations, less current portion 19,041 57,430 Deferred income tax liabilities, net 11,966 10,905 ------------------ ----------------- Total liabilities 86,801 125,683 ------------------ ----------------- Commitments and contingencies Stockholders’ equity: Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding - - Common stock, $0.01 par value; 45,000,000 shares authorized, 12,461,900 and 10,834,770 shares issued and outstanding as of September 29, 2018 and December 125 108 30, 2017, respectively Additional paid-in capital 229,989 125,954 Retained earnings 73,232 54,035 ------------------ ----------------- Total stockholders’ equity 303,346 180,097 ------------------ ----------------- Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 390,147 $ 305,780 ------------------ -----------------

NV5 GLOBAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF NET INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (in thousands, except share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended ----------------------------- ----------------------------- September 29, September 30, September 29, September 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------- - ------------- ------------- - ------------- Gross revenues $ 104,185 $ 91,263 $ 302,737 $ 239,058 Direct costs(excluding depreciation and amortization): Salaries and wages 34,475 28,219 98,542 75,235 Sub-consultant services 14,989 12,663 43,349 33,719 Other direct costs 4,747 3,635 13,539 10,276 Total direct costs 54,211 44,517 155,430 119,230 ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - Gross Profit 49,974 46,746 147,307 119,828 ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - Operating Expenses: Salaries and wages, payroll taxes and benefits 24,897 23,090 76,122 62,847 General and administrative 7,556 7,362 23,348 19,931 Facilities and facilities related 3,490 3,547 10,552 9,162 Depreciation and amortization 4,057 3,788 11,660 9,542 Total operating expenses 40,000 37,787 121,682 101,482 ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - Income from operations 9,974 8,959 25,625 18,346 ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - Interest expense (451 ) (524 ) (1,712 ) (1,042 ) ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - Income before income tax expense 9,523 8,435 23,913 17,304 Income tax expense (2,238 ) (2,523 ) (4,716 ) (4,803 ) Net Income and Comprehensive Income $ 7,285 $ 5,912 $ 19,197 $ 12,501 ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - Earnings per share: Basic $0.65 $0.58 $1.80 $1.23 Diluted $0.62 $0.55 $1.71 $1.16 Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic 11,256,946 10,211,114 10,686,040 10,155,751 Diluted 11,701,394 10,785,630 11,205,748 10,744,619

NV5 GLOBAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in thousands) (Unaudited) Nine Months Ended --------------------- September September 29, 2018 30, 2017 --------- --------- Cash Flows From Operating Activities: Net income $ 19,197 $ 12,501 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 11,660 9,542 Provision for doubtful accounts 843 445 Stock based compensation 4,541 2,743 Change in fair value of contingent consideration 267 56 Loss on disposal property and equipment - 2 Deferred income taxes 564 320 Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of impact of acquisitions: Billed receivables (6,396 ) (6,466 ) Unbilled receivables (3,759 ) (10,565 ) Prepaid expenses and other assets 819 (13 ) Accounts payable (679 ) (1,827 ) Accrued liabilities (3,259 ) (3,251 ) Income taxes payable (6,713 ) (279 ) Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts 485 1,641 Client deposits - 822 ------- - Net cash provided by operating activities 17,570 5,671 ------- - ------- - Cash Flows From Investing Activities: Cash paid for acquisitions (net of cash received from acquisitions) (28,460 ) (60,241 ) Purchase of property and equipment (1,582 ) (1,591 ) ------- - Net cash used in investing activities (30,042 ) (61,832 ) ------- - ------- - Cash Flows From Financing Activities: Proceeds from secondary offering 93,469 - Proceeds from borrowings from Senior Credit Facility - 47,000 Payments of borrowings from Senior Credit Facility (36,500 ) (5,000 ) Payments on notes payable (7,410 ) (5,360 ) Payments of contingent consideration (728 ) (563 ) Proceeds from exercise of warrant 1,092 - Net cash provided by financing activities 49,923 36,077 ------- - ------- - Net increase (decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents 37,451 (20,084 ) Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of period 18,751 35,666 ------- - ------- - Cash and cash equivalents – end of period $ 56,202 $ 15,582 ------- - ------- - NV5 GLOBAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in thousands) (Unaudited) Nine Months Ended --------------------- September September 29, 2018 30, 2017 --------- --------- Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information: Cash paid for interest $ 1,624 $ 843 Cash paid for income taxes $ 10,696 $ 4,962 Non-cash investing and financing activities: Contingent consideration (earn-out) $ 1,565 $ 908 Notes payable and other obligations issued for acquisitions $ 8,356 $ 9,371 Stock issuance for acquisitions $ 4,950 $ 1,746 Capital leases $ 2,878 $ - Payment of contingent consideration and other obligations with common stock $ - $ 62

NV5 GLOBAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION OF GROSS REVENUES TO TOTAL REVENUES (in thousands) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended ----------------------------- ----------------------------- September 29, September 30, September 29, September 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------- - ------------- ------------- - ------------- Gross Revenues - GAAP $ 104,185 $ 91,263 $ 302,737 $ 239,058 Intercompany revenues in lieu of 1,309 1,023 3,218 3,385 Add: sub-consultants ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- Total Revenues $ 105,494 $ 92,286 $ 305,955 $ 242,443 ------------- ------------- ------------- -------------

NV5 GLOBAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION OF GROSS REVENUES TO NET REVENUES (in thousands) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended --------------------- --------------------- September September September September 29, 30, 29, 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 --------- - --------- --------- - --------- Gross Revenues - GAAP $ 104,185 $ 91,263 $ 302,737 $ 239,058 Less: Sub-consultant services (14,989 ) (12,663 ) (43,349 ) (33,719 ) Other direct costs (4,747 ) (3,635 ) (13,539 ) (10,276 ) Net Revenues $ 84,449 $ 74,965 $ 245,849 $ 195,063 ------- - ------- - ------- - ------- -

NV5 GLOBAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO EBITDA (in thousands) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended ----------------------------- ----------------------------- September 29, September 30, September 29, September 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------- - ------------- ------------- - ------------- Net Income $ 7,285 $ 5,912 $ 19,197 $ 12,501 Add: Interest expense 451 524 1,712 1,042 Income tax expense 2,238 2,523 4,716 4,803 Depreciation and Amortization 4,057 3,788 11,660 9,542 EBITDA $ 14,031 $ 12,747 $ 37,285 $ 27,888 ------------- ------------- ------------- -------------

NV5 GLOBAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION OF GAAP EPS TO ADJUSTED EPS (Unaudited) Three Months Nine Months Ended Ended ----------------- ----------------- Septembe Septembe Septembe Septembe r 29, r 30, r 29, r 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------- - ------- - ------- - ------- Net Income - per diluted share $ 0.62 $ 0.55 $ 1.71 $ 1.16 Per diluted share adjustments: Add: Amortization expense of intangible assets 0.26 0.28 0.77 0.70 Income tax expense (0.06 ) (0.08 ) (0.15 ) (0.19 ) Adjusted EPS $ 0.82 $ 0.75 $ 2.33 $ 1.67 ----- - ----- - ----- - ----- -

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