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DXP Enterprises Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

August 7, 2018

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 7, 2018--DXP Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXPE) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. The following are results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to the three months and six months ended June 30, 2017. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures can be found in the back of this press release.

Second Quarter 2018 financial highlights:

Sales increased 24.1 percent to $311.2 million, compared to $250.7 million for the second quarter of 2017, and 8.8 percent compared to the first quarter of 2018. Earnings per diluted share for the second quarter was $0.63 based upon 18.4 million diluted shares, compared to $0.23 per share in the second quarter of 2017, based on 18.2 million diluted shares. Excluding one-time items, a gain associated with selling a corporate facility and cost associated with repricing DXP’s Term Loan B debt, earnings per diluted share for the second quarter was $0.61, up 165 percent compared to the second quarter of 2017. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the second quarter was $28.0 million compared to $16.9 million for the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 65 percent. EBITDA as a percentage of sales was 9.0 percent and 6.8 percent, respectively, comparing the second quarter of 2018 versus 2017. Excluding a one-time gain associated with selling a corporate facility, EBITDA was $26.6 million or 8.6 percent of sales.

David R. Little, Chairman and CEO remarked, “We are pleased with our sequential sales growth from the first quarter and continual improvement in gross profit margins. This resulted in operating leverage that produced earnings per share of $0.61, after adjusting for one-time items. We continue to experience broad-based demand across our key end markets and regions. DXP’s second quarter 2018 sales were $311.2 million, or a 24.1 percent increase over the second quarter of 2017. Organic sales for the quarter, increased 19.2 percent and acquisitions added $12.4 million in sales. EBITDA grew 65.0 percent. During the second quarter of 2018, sales were $193.6 million for Service Centers, $74.2 million for Innovative Pumping Solutions and $43.4 million for Supply Chain Services. Business segment operating income increased 47.1 percent year-over-year and increased 33.8 percent sequentially. Our customers and suppliers look to DXP to provide a broad portfolio of products, value-added services and leading supply chain solutions. Overall, we are very pleased with the progress DXP is making. That said, we are optimistic that we can show continued sales and profit improvement during the second half of 2018.”

Kent Yee, CFO, added, “This is DXP’s sixth consecutive quarter of sequential sales increases. Additionally, we have experienced three quarters of sequential organic gross margin improvement. We announced the repricing of our Term Loan B on June 26th lowering interest by 75 basis points from LIBOR plus 5.50 percent to LIBOR plus 4.75 percent. Total debt outstanding as of June 30, 2018 was $250.4 million. DXP’s secured leverage ratio or net debt to EBITDA ratio was 3.2:1.0. We look forward to the momentum continuing and a positive fiscal year 2018.”

We will host a conference call regarding 2018 second quarter results on the Company’s website ( www.dxpe.com ) Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 4 pm 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 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, 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. 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.

Business segment financial highlights:

Service Centers’ revenue for the second quarter was $193.6 million, an increase of 17.5 percent year-over-year with an 11.3 percent operating income margin. Organic sales increased 10.0 percent year-over-year. Innovative Pumping Solutions’ revenue for the second quarter was $74.3 million, an increase of 67.0 percent year-over-year with a 12.1 percent operating income margin. Supply Chain Services’ revenue for the second quarter was $43.4 million, an increase of 4.6 percent year-over-year with a 9.8 percent operating income margin.

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