SOURCE: American Reprographics Company

American Reprographics Company

August 07, 2012 16:05 ET

ARC Reports Results for Second Quarter 2012

WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 7, 2012) - ARC (NYSE: ARC), the nation's leading document solutions company for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.

Business Highlights:

  • Q2 adjusted earnings per share of $0.02 vs. $0.00 for Q2 2011
  • Gross margin for the second quarter was 31.8%, increase of 100 basis points over prior quarter
  • Cash from operations was $16.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 vs. $11.9 million for the same period last year
  • Senior secured credit facility remains undrawn
  • Revises 2012 fully-diluted annual adjusted earnings per share forecast to be in the range ($0.03) to $0.03, and projected 2012 annual cash from operating activities to be in the range of $35 million to $45 million

Financial Highlights:

                 
                 
      Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended  
      June 30       June 30  
(All dollar figures in millions, except EPS)     2012       2011       2012       2011  
Net Revenue   $ 106.2     $ 109.6     $ 209.8     $ 216.1  
Gross Margin     31.8 %     32.6 %     31.3 %     32.0 %
Net Loss attributable to ARC   $ (1.1 )   $ (84.6 )   $ (6.0 )   $ (88.3 )
Adjusted Net Income (Loss) attributable to ARC   $ 0.8     $ 0.2     $ 0.9     $ (1.9 )
EPS   $ (0.02 )   $ (1.87 )   $ (0.13 )   $ (1.95 )
Adjusted EPS   $ 0.02     $ 0.00     $ 0.02     $ (0.04 )
                                 
Cash from Operations   $ 4.5     $ 7.3     $ 16.9     $ 11.9  
Capital Expenditures   $ 5.5     $ 3.5     $ 9.3     $ 7.6  
                                 
Debt & Capital Leases (including current)                   $ 224.4     $ 245.7  
                                 
                                 

Management Commentary:
"We continue to make significant progress in expanding our presence among leading AEC companies as evidenced by the 7.4% year-over-year sales increase in our facilities management and managed print services line during the second quarter, and our healthy sales pipeline with Global Solutions," said K. "Suri" Suriyakumar, Chairman, President and CEO of ARC. "Our MPS offering combined with our off-site services, cloud-based printing and technology solutions, gives these larger companies a compelling reason to select ARC as a single source for their document workflow. In addition, we are making progress in transforming the company to a true technology-enabled document solutions provider as we make significant changes to our internal processes and procedures, and market more effectively to our external audience."

"Macroeconomic conditions remain difficult in our traditional markets, and unfortunately, we don't expect improvement through the end of the year," Mr. Suriyakumar continued. "In the meantime we are aggressively investing in positioning the company for a recovery while maintaining the operating cash flows required to comfortably meet our financial obligations."

CFO John Toth commented, "We see opportunity for significant future returns on investments made today in our non-traditional business lines. We continue to closely manage our business as evidenced by our stable adjusted EBITDA margins -- 15.8% for the first six months of the year vs. 15.3% for the same period last year -- our EPS performance in Q2, and the zero balance of our senior secured revolver. With the increased investment in our business combined with the uncertain macroeconomic outlook for the balance of the year, we think it is prudent to revise downward our EPS and cash flow from operations forecasts."

Outlook:
Due to the volatility and overall uncertainty in the macroeconomic forecast for the rest of 2012, ARC management revised its expectation of the private non-residential construction activity for the remainder of the year. It now forecasts continued hesitation in the funding and execution of new construction projects.

As a result, ARC is revising its projection of adjusted earnings per share for 2012 to be in the range of ($0.03) to $0.03 on a fully-diluted basis from its previous forecast of a range of $0.05 to $0.10, and annual cash flow from operating activities to be in the range of $35 million to $45 million, down from a range of $40 million to $50 million.

Teleconference and Webcast:
ARC will host a conference call and audio webcast today at 2:00 P.M. Pacific Time (5:00 P.M. Eastern Time) to discuss results for the Company's second quarter of 2012. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (855) 812-4355. The conference ID number is 11387625.

A live Webcast will also be made available on the investor relations page of ARC's website at www.e-arc.com.

A replay will be available approximately one hour after the call for seven days following the call's conclusion. To access the replay, dial (855) 859-2056. The conference ID number to access the replay is 11387625. A Web archive will be made available at http://www.e-arc.com for approximately 90 days following the call's conclusion.

About ARC (NYSE: ARC)
ARC provides specialized document solutions to businesses of all types, with an emphasis on the non-residential segment of the architecture, engineering and construction ("AEC") industry. The company's products and services enhance our customers' document workflow, reduce costs, shorten document processing and distribution time, improve the quality of document management tasks, and provide a secure, controlled environment in which to manage, distribute and produce documents. The company's service centers are digitally connected and allow the provision of services both locally and nationally to more than 100,000 active customers. ARC is headquartered in California with service centers in 42 states in the US, three provinces in Canada, 12 locations in China and select locations in the U.K., Hong Kong, Australia and India. For more information, visit www.e-arc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on current opinions, estimates and assumptions of management regarding future events and the future financial performance of the Company. Words such as "expect," "opportunities," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements and all statements other than statements of historical fact, including, but not limited to, any projections regarding earnings, revenues and financial performance of the Company, could be deemed forward-looking statements. We caution you that such statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, current economic conditions and downturn in the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries specifically, and the timing and nature of any economic recovery; our inability to mitigate revenue exposure to the cyclical nature of the AEC industries; our inability to streamline operations and reduce and/or manage costs; our failure to develop and introduce new services successfully, including expansion of client service capabilities in our core AEC market; competition in our industry and innovation by our competitors; our failure to anticipate and adapt to future changes in our industry; our failure to take advantage of market opportunities and/or to complete acquisitions; our dependence on certain key vendors for equipment, maintenance services and supplies; and damage or disruption to our facilities, our technology centers, our vendors or a majority of our customers. The foregoing list of risks and uncertainties is illustrative but is by no means exhaustive. For more information on factors that may affect our future performance, please review our periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and specifically the risk factors set forth in our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

             
             
American Reprographics Company      
Consolidated Balance Sheets      
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)      
(Unaudited)      
    June 30,   December 31,
    2012     2011  
Assets                
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 23,318     $ 25,437  
Accounts receivable, net of allowances for accounts receivable of $3,228 and $3,309    
60,464
     
54,713
 
Inventories, net     13,492       12,107  
Prepaid expenses     4,483       3,999  
Other current assets     7,480       7,541  
Total current assets     109,237       103,797  
                 
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $201,141 and $191,598    
56,953
     
55,084
 
Goodwill     229,315       229,315  
Other intangible assets, net     38,109       45,127  
Deferred financing costs, net     4,770       4,574  
Deferred income taxes     1,271       1,368  
Other assets     2,264       2,092  
Total assets   $ 441,919     $ 441,357  
                 
Liabilities and Equity                
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable   $ 23,189     $ 21,787  
Accrued payroll and payroll-related expenses     8,293       7,292  
Accrued expenses     20,358       19,308  
Current portion of long-term debt and capital leases     12,503       15,005  
Total current liabilities     64,343       63,392  
                 
Long-term debt and capital leases     211,908       211,259  
Deferred income taxes     28,088       26,447  
Other long-term liabilities     3,163       3,194  
Total liabilities     307,502       304,292  
                 
Commitments and contingencies                
                 
Stockholders' equity:                
American Reprographics Company stockholders' equity:                
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 25,000 shares authorized; 0 and 0 shares issued and outstanding    
 --
     
 --
 
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 150,000 shares authorized; 46,287 and 46,235 shares issued and outstanding    
46
     
 46
 
Additional paid-in capital     101,414       99,728  
Retained earnings     26,703       32,663  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (347 )     (1,760 )
Total American Reprographics Company stockholders' equity     127,816       130,677  
Noncontrolling interest     6,601       6,388  
Total equity     134,417       137,065  
Total liabilities and equity   $ 441,919     $ 441,357  
                 
                 
 
 
American Reprographics Company            
Consolidated Statements of Operations            
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)            
(Unaudited)            
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
                         
Reprographics services   $ 64,293     $ 70,460     $ 127,309     $ 140,482  
Facilities management     27,490       25,596       54,146       49,799  
Equipment and supplies sales     14,445       13,534       28,346       25,813  
Total net sales     106,228       109,590       209,801       216,094  
Cost of sales     72,475       73,895       144,170       147,013  
Gross profit     33,753       35,695       65,631       69,081  
Selling, general and administrative expenses     23,973       26,804       47,430       54,636  
Amortization of intangible assets     2,805       4,721       7,398       9,465  
Goodwill impairment     -       23,335       -       23,335  
Income (loss) from operations     6,975       (19,165 )     10,803       (18,355 )
Other income, net     (24 )     (35 )     (54 )     (61 )
Interest expense, net     7,255       7,699       14,693       15,866  
Loss before income tax provision     (256 )     (26,829 )     (3,836 )     (34,160 )
Income tax provision     619       57,913       1,929       54,264  
Net loss     (875 )     (84,742 )     (5,765 )     (88,424 )
(Income) loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest     (178 )     112       (195 )     151  
Net loss attributable to American Reprographics Company   $ (1,053 )   $ (84,630 )   $ (5,960 )   $ (88,273 )
                                 
Loss per share attributable to American Reprographics                                
    Company shareholders:                                
  Basic   $ (0.02 )   $ (1.87 )   $ (0.13 )   $ (1.95 )
  Diluted   $ (0.02 )   $ (1.87 )   $ (0.13 )   $ (1.95 )
                                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                                
  Basic     45,667       45,360       45,604       45,341  
  Diluted     45,667       45,360       45,604       45,341  
                                   
                                   
   
   
American Reprographics Company  
Non-GAAP Measures  
Reconciliation of cash flows provided by operating activities to EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA  
(Dollars in thousands)  
(Unaudited)  
    Three Months Ended
 June 30,
    Six Months Ended
 June 30,
 
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
                         
                         
Cash flows provided by operating activities   $ 4,455     $ 7,284     $ 16,850     $ 11,873  
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of business acquisitions    
6,928
     
17,216
     
4,783
     
26,582
 
  Non-cash expenses, including depreciation and amortization    
(12,258
)    
(109,242
)    
(27,398
)    
(126,879
)
  Income tax provision     619       57,913       1,929       54,264  
  Interest expense     7,255       7,699       14,693       15,866  
  Net (income) loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest    
(178
)    
112
     
(195
)    
151
 
EBIT     6,821       (19,018 )     10,662       (18,143 )
  Depreciation and amortization     9,866       12,166       21,521       24,652  
EBITDA     16,687       (6,852 )     32,183       6,509  
  Goodwill impairment     -       23,335       -       23,335  
  Stock-based compensation     459       1,769       903       3,258  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 17,146     $ 18,252     $ 33,086     $ 33,102  
                                 
                                 
   
   
American Reprographics Company  
Non-GAAP Measures  
Reconciliation of net loss attributable to ARC to unaudited adjusted net income (loss) attributable to ARC  
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)  
(Unaudited)  
   
    Three Months Ended
 June 30,
    Six Months Ended
 June 30,
 
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
                         
             
Net loss attributable to ARC   $ (1,053 )   $ (84,630 )   $ (5,960 )   $ (88,273 )
  Goodwill impairment     -       23,335       -       23,335  
  Change in trade name impact to amortization    
790
     
2,369
     
3,158
     
4,738
 
  Interest rate swap related costs     1,015       1,457       2,271       2,980  
  Income tax provision, related to above items    
 (694
)    
(6,497
)    
(2,049
)    
(7,879
)
  Deferred tax valuation allowance and other discrete tax items    
788
     
 64,186
     
3,433
     
63,208
 
Unaudited adjusted net income (loss) attributable to ARC   $ 846     $ 220     $ 853     $ (1,891 )
                                 
Actual:                                
Loss per share attributable to ARC shareholders:                                
  Basic   $ (0.02 )   $ (1.87 )   $ (0.13 )   $ (1.95 )
  Diluted   $ (0.02 )   $ (1.87 )   $ (0.13 )   $ (1.95 )
                                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                                
  Basic     45,667       45,360       45,604       45,341  
  Diluted     45,667       45,360       45,604       45,341  
                                 
Adjusted:                                
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to ARC shareholders:                                
  Basic   $ 0.02     $ 0.00     $ 0.02     $ (0.04 )
  Diluted   $ 0.02     $ 0.00     $ 0.02     $ (0.04 )
                                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                                
  Basic     45,667       45,360       45,604       45,341  
  Diluted     45,726       45,696       45,618       45,341  
                                   
                                   
   
   
American Reprographics Company  
Non-GAAP Measures  
Reconciliation of net loss attributable to ARC to EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA  
(Dollars in thousands)  
(Unaudited)  
                         
    Three Months Ended
 June 30,
    Six Months Ended
 June 30,
 
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
                         
                         
Net loss attributable to ARC   $ (1,053 )   $ (84,630 )   $ (5,960 )   $ (88,273 )
  Interest expense, net     7,255       7,699       14,693       15,866  
  Income tax provision     619       57,913       1,929       54,264  
EBIT     6,821       (19,018 )     10,662       (18,143 )
  Depreciation and amortization     9,866       12,166       21,521       24,652  
EBITDA     16,687       (6,852 )     32,183       6,509  
  Goodwill impairment     -       23,335       -       23,335  
  Stock-based compensation     459       1,769       903       3,258  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 17,146     $ 18,252     $ 33,086     $ 33,102  
                                 
                                 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures.
EBIT, EBITDA and related ratios presented in this report are supplemental measures of our performance that are not required by or presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). These measures are not measurements of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to net income, income from operations, or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP or as an alternative to cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities as a measure of our liquidity.

EBIT represents net income before interest and taxes. EBITDA represents net income before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBIT margin is a non-GAAP measure calculated by dividing EBIT by net sales. EBITDA margin is a non-GAAP measure calculated by dividing EBITDA by net sales.

We present EBIT, EBITDA and related ratios because we consider them important supplemental measures of our performance and liquidity. We believe investors may also find these measures meaningful, given how our management makes use of them. The following is a discussion of our use of these measures.

We use EBIT and EBITDA to measure and compare the performance of our operating segments. Our operating segments' financial performance includes all of the operating activities except debt and taxation which are managed at the corporate level for U.S. operating segments. As a result, we believe EBIT is the best measure of operating segment profitability and the most useful metric by which to measure and compare the performance of our operating segments. We also use EBIT to measure performance for determining operating segment-level compensation and we use EBITDA to measure performance for determining consolidated-level compensation. In addition, we use EBIT and EBITDA to evaluate potential acquisitions and potential capital expenditures.

EBIT, EBITDA and related ratios have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are as follows:

  • They do not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements for capital expenditures and contractual commitments;

  • They do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;

  • They do not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary, to service interest or principal payments on our debt;

  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and

  • Other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate these measures differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.

Because of these limitations, EBIT, EBITDA, and related ratios should not be considered as measures of discretionary cash available to us to invest in business growth or to reduce our indebtedness. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using EBIT, EBITDA and related ratios only as supplements. For more information, see our interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes on our 2012 second quarter report on Form 10-Q. Additionally, please refer to our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Our presentation of adjusted net income and adjusted EBITDA over certain periods is an attempt to provide meaningful comparisons to our historical performance for our existing and future investors. The unprecedented changes in our end markets over the past several years have required us to take measures that are unique in our history and specific to individual circumstances. Comparisons inclusive of these actions make normal financial and other performance patterns difficult to discern under a strict GAAP presentation. Each non-GAAP presentation, however, is explained in detail in the reconciliation tables above.

Specifically, we have presented adjusted net income (loss) attributable to ARC and adjusted earnings (loss) per share attributable to ARC shareholders for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 to reflect the exclusion of goodwill impairment charge, the amortization impact related specifically to the change in useful lives of trade names, interest rate swap related costs, the valuation allowance related to certain deferred tax assets and other discrete tax items. This presentation facilitates a meaningful comparison of our operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011. We believe these charges were the result of our capital restructuring, or other items which are not indicative of our actual operating performance.

We presented adjusted EBITDA in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 to exclude stock-based compensation expense of $0.5 million and $0.9 million, respectively. We presented adjusted EBITDA in the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 to exclude the non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $23.3 million (which was taken at the end of the second quarter), and stock-based compensation expense of $1.8 million and $3.3 million, respectively. This presentation is consistent with the definition of adjusted EBITDA in our credit agreement; therefore, we believe this information is useful to investors in assessing our financial performance.

   
   
American Reprographics Company  
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows  
(Dollars in thousands)  
(Unaudited)  
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
Cash flows from operating activities                                
Net loss   $ (875 )   $ (84,742 )   $ (5,765 )   $ (88,424 )
  Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:                                
    Allowance for accounts receivable     164       237       404       417  
    Depreciation     7,061       7,445       14,123       15,187  
    Amortization of intangible assets     2,805       4,721       7,398       9,465  
    Amortization of deferred financing costs     281       221       536       437  
    Amortization of bond discount     150       135       297       267  
    Goodwill impairment     -       23,335       -       23,335  
    Stock-based compensation     459       1,769       903       3,258  
    Excess tax benefit related to stock-based compensation     -       (23 )     -       (31 )
    Deferred income taxes     (179 )     6,197       (504 )     8,515  
    Deferred tax valuation allowance     944       64,340       2,912       64,340  
    Amortization of derivative, net of tax effect     636       912       1,422       1,866  
    Other noncash items, net     (63 )     (47 )     (93 )     (177 )
    Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of business acquisitions:                                
      Accounts receivable     (493 )     (437 )     (6,127 )     (8,705 )
      Inventory     (1,064 )     143       (1,585 )     (1,048 )
      Prepaid expenses and other assets     (140 )     (10,819 )     (406 )     (14,047 )
      Accounts payable and accrued expenses     (5,231 )     (6,103 )     3,335       (2,782 )
Net cash provided by operating activities     4,455       7,284       16,850       11,873  
Cash flows from investing activities                                
  Capital expenditures     (5,457 )     (3,486 )     (9,262 )     (7,622 )
  Payment for swap transaction     -       -       -       (9,729 )
  Other     (375 )     269       (184 )     647  
Net cash used in investing activities     (5,832 )     (3,217 )     (9,446 )     (16,704 )
Cash flows from financing activities                                
  Proceeds from stock option exercises     79       67       79       108  
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock under Employee Stock Purchase Plan     7       -       28       23  
  Excess tax benefit related to stock-based compensation     -       23       -       31  
  Payments on long-term debt agreements and capital leases     (4,078 )     (6,561 )     (8,466 )     (14,101 )
  Net (repayments) borrowings under revolving credit facilities     (935 )     1,820       (383 )     14,620  
  Payment of deferred financing fees     (127 )     (377 )     (839 )     (541 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities     (5,054 )     (5,028 )     (9,581 )     140  
Effect of foreign currency translation on cash balances     (65 )     196       58       305  
Net change in cash and cash equivalents     (6,496 )     (765 )     (2,119 )     (4,386 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     29,814       22,672       25,437       26,293  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 23,318     $ 21,907     $ 23,318     $ 21,907  
                                 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information                                
Noncash investing and financing activities                                
Noncash transactions include the following:                                
  Capital lease obligations incurred   $ 2,884     $ 2,992     $ 6,730     $ 5,453  
                                 
                                 

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