SOURCE: EnergySolutions

August 05, 2009 17:00 ET

EnergySolutions Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - August 5, 2009) - EnergySolutions, Inc. (NYSE: ES), a leading provider of specialized, technology-based nuclear services to government and commercial customers, today announced financial results for the Company's second quarter ended June 30, 2009.

Highlights

--  GAAP EPS of $0.08 per share
--  Net income attributable to EnergySolutions before non-cash impact of
    amortization of intangible assets of $12.5 million, or $0.14 per share
--  EBITDA of $29.6 million
--  Continued business wins and contract expansions
--  Completed transition to an independent Board of Directors
--  Strengthened balance sheet by paying down $30 million additional debt
    subsequent to June 30th
    

Second Quarter 2009 Results

Revenues for the second quarter of 2009 were $373.6 million, compared with $460.3 million in the second quarter of 2008. Gross profit for the second quarter of 2009 was $46.3 million, compared with $62.0 million for the second quarter of 2008. Selling, general and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2009 were $30.3 million, compared with $30.0 million for the second quarter of 2008.

Net income attributable to EnergySolutions for the second quarter of 2009 was $7.3 million, or $0.08 per share, compared with $12.6 million, or $0.14 per share, for the second quarter of 2008. Net income attributable to EnergySolutions before the non-cash impact of amortization of intangible assets for the second quarter of 2009 was $12.5 million, or $0.14 per share, compared with the second quarter of 2008 of $17.2 million, or $0.19 per share. EBITDA for the second quarter of 2009 was $29.6 million, compared with $42.7 million for the second quarter of 2008.

CEO Commentary

Commenting on the quarter, Steve Creamer, EnergySolutions CEO said, "Each of our segments continued to execute well during the quarter especially considering the overall economic climate. Some of our commercial customers continue to delay sizable investments in waste remediation, removal and disposal. However, we expect most of this deferred work will eventually flow through EnergySolutions as the economy strengthens, stimulus capital is injected into the economy, and confidence improves."

"We are focused on generating business with new customers as well as expanding opportunities with our base customers. As recent contract wins affirm, EnergySolutions remains well positioned to compete on future bids. We anticipate a gradual rebound in commercial business activity beginning later this year and continuing into 2010. In the meantime, we are working closely with our federal customers to expedite receipt and deployment of economic stimulus capital. We are managing our business carefully to keep our operating expenses in line with our near-term revenue opportunities," Mr. Creamer concluded.

Business Segments - Second Quarter 2009

The results of the Company's four business segments, on a GAAP basis, are presented in Table 5 in the accompanying financial tables.

Federal Services

Federal Services revenues for the second quarter of 2009 were $74.7 million, compared with $73.1 million in the second quarter of 2008. Revenues increased $1.6 million as the Moab Atlas mill tailings project ramped up to a higher level of operations. Some of this revenue increase was offset by decreased revenue at one of our consolidated joint ventures as a result of substantial completion of the construction phase of the project.

Income from operations for the second quarter of 2009 was $4.6 million, compared with $6.3 million for the second quarter of 2008. Operating margin was 6.2% for the second quarter of 2009, compared to 8.6% for the second quarter of 2008. Operating income and margin declined primarily due to increased activity on lower margin contracts and decreased activity on higher margin projects including the Savannah River and Hanford sites.

Commercial Services

Commercial Services revenues for the second quarter of 2009 were $23.1 million, compared with $26.2 million for the second quarter of 2008. Income from operations for the second quarter of 2009 was $3.8 million, compared with $6.2 million in the second quarter of 2008. Operating margin was 16.4% for the second quarter of 2009, compared to 23.8% for the second quarter of 2008.

This decrease was attributable to lower revenues and gross profit in our spent fuel operations due to the closure of the Barnwell disposal site to customers outside the Atlantic Compact states in July 2008. Additionally, the December 2008 completion of a major engineering and technology project, as well as continued delays in industrial customer awards contributed to this segment's lower results. These decreases were partially offset by increased revenues and gross profit in our large components operations due to the substantial work completed on our Duke McGuire project.

Logistics, Processing and Disposal

Logistics, Processing and Disposal revenues for the second quarter of 2009 were $61.6 million, compared to $63.0 million in the second quarter of 2008. Revenues related to transportation services decreased due to reduced shipping. This was offset in part by increased revenues at the Clive, Utah facility partly due to large component disposal from the Duke McGuire project.

Income from operations for the second quarter of 2009 was $23.6 million, compared with $23.5 million for the second quarter of 2008. Operating margin was 38.4% for the second quarter of 2009, compared to 37.3% for the second quarter of 2008.

International

Prior to the effects of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, International revenues for the second quarter of 2009 decreased by $19.5 million, compared with the second quarter of 2008, primarily due to a lower reimbursable contract cost base of our Magnox contracts. International revenues were also negatively impacted by $64.3 million due to foreign currency fluctuations. As a result, on a GAAP basis, International revenues for the second quarter of 2009 were $214.1 million, compared to $298.0 million for the second quarter of 2008.

Income from operations for the second quarter of 2009 was $1.1 million, compared with $13.8 million for the second quarter of 2008. Operating margin was 0.5% for the second quarter of 2009, compared to 4.6% for the second quarter of 2008. The decline in operating income and margin was primarily due to lower efficiency fees recognized from the Company's Magnox contracts as well as foreign currency fluctuations.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of June 30, 2009, EnergySolutions had $49.9 million in cash, up from $30.9 million at March 31, 2009, and $63.1 million of availability under its $75 million revolving line of credit, up from $60.1 million at March 31, 2009. The Company paid down $1.7 million of debt during the second quarter and an additional $30 million of debt subsequent to the quarter end.

Second Quarter Highlights

New Business Wins

EnergySolutions continued to make progress in the second quarter and announced a number of important new wins and increased funding on existing projects ranging from a $19.2 million contract from URS Corporation to clean up a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Separation Process Research Unit test facility in upstate New York to the $84 million increased funding for the Moab Atlas mill tailings project.

Further, contracts awarded by URS-led Savannah River Remediation, LLC will provide funding of up to $56 million to clean up the DOE's Savannah River Site, while a recent contract from Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) to manage waste produced by BEA's laboratory operations at the Idaho National Laboratory site is scheduled to commence shortly and is valued at $19 million.

Additionally, last week the Company announced it has been awarded two subcontracts at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment Plant for the support of waste mix testing which, in aggregate, are valued at more than $15 million.

These contracts reflect continued strength in our government work and a corresponding demand for EnergySolutions services.

Strengthened, Independent Board of Directors

To meet the highest standards of corporate governance, EnergySolutions recently announced changes to its Board of Directors so that a majority of its Board members are independent as defined by the NYSE. Its two recently appointed new members of the Board are Clare Spottiswoode, from the United Kingdom, and Dr. Pascal Colombani from France. Both are highly respected experts in their fields of energy regulation, economics and technology. They bring extensive contacts and invaluable strategic expertise to the Company.

Outlook for 2009

Given mid-year visibility on 2009, and delays in the realization of disposal revenue from Department of Energy stimulus funds, EnergySolutions' revised 2009 EBITDA guidance is $155 million to $165 million. Previous 2009 GAAP EPS guidance of $0.50 to $0.60 per share and cash EPS (which includes the non-cash impact of amortization on intangible assets) of $0.70 to $0.80 per share remains unchanged.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this news release regarding future financial and operating results and any other statements about the Company's future expectations, beliefs or prospects expressed by management constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: (a) deteriorating economic conditions globally, including the current financial crisis and decreased credit availability for our customers, (b) the weakening of the pound sterling and the related currency translation impact on our business if the currency continues at present levels or continues to weaken, (c) adverse public reaction that could lead to increased regulation or limitations on our activities, (d) uncertainty regarding the impact on our business of increased regulatory scrutiny of the nuclear waste industry in the U.S. and U.K., (e) decisions by our customers to reduce or halt their spending on nuclear services, (f) decisions by our commercial customers to store radioactive materials on-site rather than dispose of radioactive materials at one of our facilities, (g) the adverse impact of the current financial conditions on the value of decommissioning trust funds, and (h) continued competitive pressures in our markets. Additional information on potential factors that could affect the Company's results and other risks and uncertainties are set forth in EnergySolutions, Inc. filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 and its most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revision to any of these forward-looking statements.

Conference Call Details

The EnergySolutions 2009 second quarter teleconference and webcast are scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. EDT, on Thursday, August 6, 2009.

Hosting the call will be Steve Creamer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Philip Strawbridge, Chief Financial Officer.

To participate in the event by telephone, please dial (866) 825-3209 five to ten minutes prior to the start time (to allow time for registration) and reference the conference passcode 98446429. International callers should dial (617) 213-8061 and enter the same passcode.

A replay of the call will be available on Thursday, August 6, at 1:00 p.m. EDT through Thursday, August 13, 2009, at 2:00 pm EDT. To access the replay, dial (888) 286-8010 and enter passcode 63069344. International callers should dial (617) 801-6888 and enter the same passcode.

The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties through the company's web site at www.energysolutions.com by clicking on the "investor relations" tab at the top of the home page. To listen to the live call, please visit the web site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. An audio replay of the event will be archived on EnergySolutions' web site for 90 days.

About EnergySolutions, Inc.

EnergySolutions offers customers a full range of integrated services and solutions, including nuclear operations, characterization, decommissioning, decontamination, site closure, transportation, nuclear materials management, the safe, secure disposition of nuclear waste, and research and engineering services across the fuel cycle.

                          ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC.
        CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
              (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

                               For the Quarter        For the Six Months
                                Ended June 30,          Ended June 30,
                               2009        2008        2009        2008
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

Revenues                    $  373,585  $  460,345  $  810,694  $  962,098
Cost of revenues               327,257     398,375     713,768     826,595
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

  Gross profit                  46,328      61,970      96,926     135,503

Selling, general and
 administrative expenses        30,320      30,025      61,099      58,287
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

  Income from operations        16,008      31,945      35,827      77,216

Interest expense                (7,465)    (11,934)    (15,421)    (24,472)
Other income (expenses),
 net                             1,494         242       2,227      (1,819)
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

  Income before income
   taxes and noncontrolling
   interests                    10,037      20,253      22,633      50,925

Income tax expense              (2,351)     (7,153)     (6,625)    (18,337)
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

  Net income                     7,686      13,100      16,008      32,588

Less: Net income
 attributable to
 noncontrolling interests         (356)       (505)       (551)       (700)
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

  Net income attributable
   to EnergySolutions       $    7,330  $   12,595  $   15,457  $   31,888
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

Net income attributable to
 EnergySolutions per share:
  Basic                     $     0.08  $     0.14  $     0.18  $     0.36
  Diluted                   $     0.08  $     0.14  $     0.17  $     0.36

Number of shares used in
 per share calculations:
  Basic                     88,305,674  88,303,500  88,305,674  88,303,500
  Diluted                   88,493,274  88,310,022  88,328,023  88,310,022




                          ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC.
            CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
                          (Dollars in thousands)






                                                    June 30,   December 31,
ASSETS                                                2009         2008
                                                  ------------ ------------
   Current assets:
      Cash and cash equivalents                   $     49,889 $     48,448
      Accounts receivable, net of allowance for
       doubtful accounts                               322,088      213,037
      Other current assets                             119,094      129,772
                                                  ------------ ------------
         Total current assets                          491,071      391,257

     Property, plant & equipment, net                  112,826      114,021
     Goodwill                                          528,254      528,254
     Other intangible assets,net                       343,566      357,100
     Other noncurrent assets                           192,608      160,080
                                                  ------------ ------------

         Total assets                             $  1,668,325 $  1,550,712
                                                  ============ ============

LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
   Current liabilities:
      Current portion of long-term debt           $      8,831 $      2,954
      Accounts payable                                 121,172       89,513
      Accrued expenses and other current
       liabilities                                     224,367      177,439
      Other current liabilities                         22,226       28,801
                                                  ------------ ------------
         Total current liabilities                     376,596      298,707

     Long-term debt, less current portion              546,182      563,803
     Other noncurrent liabilities                      256,916      219,383
                                                  ------------ ------------

         Total liabilities                           1,179,694    1,081,893
                                                  ------------ ------------

     EnergySolutions stockholders' equity              487,512      467,786
     Noncontrolling interests                            1,119        1,033
                                                  ------------ ------------

         Total equity                                  488,631      468,819
                                                  ------------ ------------

         Total liabilities and equity             $  1,668,325 $  1,550,712
                                                  ============ ============



                          ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC.
        CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
                          (Dollars in thousands)



                                        For the Six Months Ended June 30,
                                              2009              2008
                                        ----------------  ----------------

Cash Provided by Operating Activities   $         24,514  $         46,431
                                        ----------------  ----------------

Investing Activities
   Purchases of property, plant and
    equipment                                     (8,226)           (5,680)
   Purchases of intangible assets                   (372)                -
   Proceeds from sale of property,
    plant and equipment                                -                27
                                        ----------------  ----------------
Cash Used in Investing Activities                 (8,598)           (5,653)
                                        ----------------  ----------------

Financing Activities
   Repayments of long-term debt                  (11,744)          (30,000)
   Dividends to stockholders                      (4,415)           (4,415)
   Other items                                    (1,166)           (1,134)
                                        ----------------  ----------------
Cash Used in Financing Activities                (17,325)          (35,549)
                                        ----------------  ----------------

Effect of Exchange Rate on Cash                    2,850               647
                                        ----------------  ----------------

Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash
 Equivalents                            $          1,441  $          5,876
                                        ================  ================


Amortization of Intangible Assets       $         13,907  $         14,378
                                        ================  ================
Depreciation                            $          9,688  $          9,057
                                        ================  ================



                          ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC.
      RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO ENERGYSOLUTIONS TO
      EBITDA AND TO NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO ENERGYSOLUTIONS BEFORE
        THE IMPACT OF AMORTIZATION OF INTANGIBLE ASSETS (UNAUDITED)
              (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)


                               For the Quarter        For the Six Months
                                Ended June 30,          Ended June 30,
                               2009        2008        2009        2008
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

Reconciliation of net
 income attributable to
 EnergySolutions to EBITDA:
  Net income attributable to
   EnergySolutions          $    7,330  $   12,595  $   15,457  $   31,888
  Interest expense               7,465      11,934      15,421      24,472
  Interest rate swap loss
   (gain)                          559        (629)      1,200       2,213
  Income tax expense             2,351       7,153       6,625      18,337
  Depreciation expense           4,991       4,436       9,688       9,057
  Amortization of intangible
   assets                        6,953       7,181      13,907      14,378
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
    EBITDA                  $   29,649  $   42,670  $   62,298  $  100,345
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========


Reconciliation of net
 income attributable to
 EnergySolutions to
 net income attributable to
 EnergySolutions before
 the impact of amortization
 of intangible assets:
  Net income attributable to
   EnergySolutions          $    7,330  $   12,595  $   15,457  $   31,888
  Amortization of intangible
   assets                        6,953       7,181      13,907      14,378
  Income tax expense related
   to amortization of
   intangible assets            (1,775)     (2,608)     (4,172)     (5,249)
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
    Net income attributable
     to EnergySolutions
     before the impact of
     amortization of
     intangible assets      $   12,508  $   17,168  $   25,192  $   41,017
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========


Net income attributable to
 EnergySolutions before the
 impact of amortization of
 intangible assets per
 share:
    Basic                   $     0.14  $     0.19  $     0.29  $     0.46
    Diluted                 $     0.14  $     0.19  $     0.29  $     0.46

Number of shares used in
 per share calculations:
    Basic                   88,305,674  88,303,500  88,305,674  88,303,500
    Diluted                 88,493,274  88,310,022  88,328,023  88,310,022


The Company defines EBITDA as earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. The Company uses EBITDA to facilitate a comparison of its operating performance on a consistent basis from period to period that, when viewed with its GAAP results and the above reconciliation, management believes provides a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting its business than GAAP measures alone. EBITDA assists management in comparing its operating performance on a consistent basis because it removes the impact of its capital structure (primarily interest charges), asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization) and items outside the control of its management team (taxes) from its results of operations. EBITDA should not be considered as a substitute for net income attributable to EnergySolutions or income from operations, as determined in accordance with GAAP. EBITDA is not defined by GAAP, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analyzing the Company's results as reported under GAAP.

The Company defines net income attributable to EnergySolutions before the impact of amortization of intangible assets as net income attributable to EnergySolutions plus amortization expense of intangible assets, net of the related income tax expense of these items. Net income attributable to EnergySolutions before the impact of amortization of intangible assets and net income attributable to EnergySolutions before the impact of amortization of intangible assets per share are not computed in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures may be useful to investors seeking to compare the operating performance on a consistent basis from period to period that, when viewed with its GAAP results and the above reconciliation, management believes provides a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company's business than GAAP measures alone. Net income attributable to EnergySolutions before the impact of amortization of intangible assets and net income attributable to EnergySolutions before the impact of amortization of intangible assets per share should not be considered as a substitute for net income attributable to EnergySolutions or net income attributable to EnergySolutions per share, as determined in accordance with GAAP. Net income attributable to EnergySolutions before the impact of amortization of intangible assets and net income attributable to EnergySolutions before the impact of amortization of intangible assets per share are not defined by GAAP, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analyzing the Company's results as reported under GAAP.




                          ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC.
                REPORTING SEGMENT INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)
                          (Dollars in thousands)


             For the Quarter Ended          For the Six Months ended
                     June 30,                      June 30,
              2009            2008            2009            2008
            --------        --------        --------        --------

Revenues
Federal
 Services   $ 74,721        $ 73,124        $140,802        $117,711
Commercial
 Services     23,106          26,225          44,830          56,820
LP&D          61,614          63,044         107,618         117,159
Internatio-
 nal         214,144         297,952         517,444         670,408
            --------        --------        --------        --------
Total
 Revenues   $373,585        $460,345        $810,694        $962,098
            ========        ========        ========        ========


Gross
 Profit and
 Margin
Federal
 Services   $  8,052  10.8% $  9,106  12.5% $ 17,021  12.1% $ 17,222  14.6%
Commercial
 Services      5,644  24.4%    7,985  30.4%   10,590  23.6%   19,565  34.4%
LP&D          25,812  41.9%   26,093  41.4%   39,798  37.0%   45,671  39.0%
Internatio-
 nal Opera-
 tions         6,820   3.2%   18,786   6.3%   29,517   5.7%   53,045   7.9%
            --------        --------        --------        --------
Total Gross
 Profit     $ 46,328  12.4% $ 61,970  13.5% $ 96,926  12.0% $135,503  14.1%
            ========        ========        ========        ========


Income from
 Operations
 and Margin
Federal
 Services   $  4,649   6.2% $  6,270   8.6% $ 10,265   7.3% $ 12,618  10.7%
Commercial
 Services      3,782  16.4%    6,230  23.8%    6,960  15.5%   15,874  27.9%
LP&D          23,640  38.4%   23,528  37.3%   35,403  32.9%   40,421  34.5%
Internatio-
 nal           1,133   0.5%   13,823   4.6%   19,641   3.8%   43,928   6.6%
            --------        --------        --------        --------
Total
 Income
 from
 Operations
 before
 corporate
 unallocat-
 ed items     33,204   8.9%   49,851  10.8%   72,269   8.9%  112,841  11.7%
Corporate
 unallocat-
 ed items    (17,196)        (17,906)        (36,442)        (35,625)
            --------        --------        --------        --------
Total
 Income
 from
 Operations $ 16,008        $ 31,945        $ 35,827        $ 77,216
            ========        ========        ========        ========


Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    John Rasmussen
    EnergySolutions, Inc.
    (801) 649-2000
    Email Contact