SOURCE: EnergySolutions

August 09, 2011 05:30 ET

EnergySolutions Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2011) - EnergySolutions, Inc. (NYSE: ES) ("Company"), a leading provider of specialized, technology-based nuclear services to government and commercial customers, announced financial results for the Company's second quarter ended June 30, 2011.

Second Quarter 2011 Summary

  • Revenue of $403.7 million
  • Net income attributable to EnergySolutions of $0.5 million, or $0.01 per share
  • Net income attributable to EnergySolutions before non-cash impact of amortization of intangible assets of $0.05 per share
  • EBITDA of $36.7 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $30.6 million

Second Quarter 2011 Results

Revenue for the second quarter of 2011 totaled $403.7 million, compared with $398.3 million in the second quarter of 2010. Gross profit for the second quarter of 2011 was $32.7 million, compared with $44.9 million for the second quarter of 2010. Selling, general, & administrative expenses decreased to $27.9 million, from $31.2 million in the second quarter of 2010 as a result of ongoing cost reduction efforts.

Adjusted gross profit for the second quarter of 2011 totaled $40.6 million, compared with $45.1 million for the second quarter of 2010. Adjusted income from operations for the second quarter of 2011 was $15.6 million, compared with an adjusted loss from operations of $17.2 million for the second quarter of 2010.

Net income attributable to EnergySolutions for the second quarter of 2011 was $0.5 million, or $0.01 per share, compared with a net loss attributable to EnergySolutions of $28.5 million, or $(0.32) per share, for the second quarter of 2010. Net income for the second quarter of 2010 included a $35 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge.

Net income attributable to EnergySolutions before the non-cash impact of amortization of intangible assets for the second quarter of 2011 was $4.8 million, or $0.05 per share, compared with a net loss attributable to EnergySolutions before the non-cash impact of amortization of intangible assets of $23.8 million, or $(0.27) per share, for the second quarter of 2010.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2011 were $36.7 million and $30.6 million, respectively compared with $29.3 million and $32.1 million respectively for the second quarter of 2010.

Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the attached Table 4.

Business Segments - Second Quarter 2011

The results of the Company's two business groups are presented in Table 5 in the accompanying financial tables.

Global Commercial Group

Global Commercial Group revenue for the second quarter of 2011 totaled $349.3 million, compared with $305.3 million in the second quarter of 2010. The increase in revenue of $44.0 million was due primarily to growth from Commercial Services and International activities as discussed below.

Income from operations for the second quarter of 2011 was $16.9 million, compared with $25.6 million for the second quarter of 2010. Operating margins declined to 4.8% for the second quarter of 2011, compared to 8.4% for the second quarter of 2010 due primarily to lower margins in Commercial Services resulting from non-cash accretion expense, as well as to lower absorption of fixed costs at our facilities during the second quarter of 2011.

Commercial Services

Revenue from Commercial Services operations in our Global Commercial Group for the second quarter of 2011 totaled $47.8 million, compared with $21.9 million for the second quarter of 2010. The increase in revenue was due primarily to the rapid ramp up of activity at our Zion license stewardship project, which was partially offset by lower revenue in utility and non-utility business.

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2011 was $3.7 million, compared with gross profit of $4.9 million in the second quarter of 2010. Gross margin was 7.7% for the second quarter of 2011, compared with 22.4% for the second quarter of 2010. The decrease in gross margin was due primarily to accretion expense related to our Zion Station asset retirement obligation, and to schedule delays on a fixed price utility project.

Logistics, Processing and Disposal

Revenue from our Logistics, Processing and Disposal ("LP&D") operations in our Global Commercial Group for the second quarter of 2011 totaled $62.4 million, compared to $67.7 million in the second quarter of 2010. The decrease in revenue was due primarily to lower government transportation service activity and to related waste receipt activity at to our Clive facility during the quarter. These decreases were partially offset by increased processing revenue at our Bear Creek facility.

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2011 was $17.7 million, compared with $23.4 million for the second quarter of 2010. Gross margin declined to 28.3% for the second quarter of 2011, compared with 34.5% for the second quarter of 2010. The decrease in gross margin was attributable primarily to less absorption of fixed costs at our facilities on a lower revenue base, as well as to increased labor costs.

International

Revenue from our International operations in our Global Commercial Group for the second quarter of 2011 totaled $239.1 million, compared to $215.7 million for the second quarter of 2010. Of the $23.4 million increase in revenue, $20.1 million was related to foreign currency fluctuations while the operational increase in revenue was due to increased revenue from our Magnox contract in the U.K. and to increased design and construction activities in our operations in Asia. Gross profit for the second quarter of 2011 was $7.3 million, unchanged compared with the second quarter of 2010. Gross margin was 3.1% for the second quarter of 2011, compared with 3.4% for the second quarter of 2010.

Government Group

Government Group revenue for the second quarter of 2011 totaled $54.4 million, compared with $93.0 million in the second quarter of 2010. The decrease in revenue was due primarily to the completion of our Uranium Disposition Services project in March 2011, to reduced activity at our Isotek waste remediation project at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and to decreased funding received during the second quarter of 2011 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("ARRA"). The decrease in ARRA funding will continue to negatively impact the financial results of our Government Group for the remainder of the year.

Income from operations for the second quarter of 2011 was $0.4 million, compared with $5.1 million for the second quarter of 2010. Operating margins declined to 0.8% for the second quarter of 2011 compared to 5.5% for the second quarter of 2010 due primarily to increased costs related to schedule delays on engineering and technology projects.

Equity in income from unconsolidated joint ventures was $2.9 million for the second quarter of 2011, compared with $3.9 million for the second quarter of 2010. The decrease was due to a timing difference in recognition of income related to our Hanford tank contract.

Outlook

"We are pleased with the progress we have made in the second quarter towards achieving our 2011 strategic and financial objectives. As expected, our commercial business growth has continued to more than offset declines in our government business," said Val Christensen, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are encouraged by our first half achievements, and are pleased with the progress we are making in executing our long-term strategic growth initiatives. We continue to maintain full year 2011 Adjusted EBITDA guidance in the range of $135 to $145 million."

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this earnings 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. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company's outlook for 2011, strategic initiatives, expected continued decline in government project funding and expectations for EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. 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) uncertain and weak economic conditions globally, including decreased credit availability for our customers and the decisions of individual customers to retain cash and reduce credit market exposure, (b) decreased tax revenue combined with increased demands on federal funding allocations reducing funds available for existing or proposed federal projects that we have been awarded or on which we would bid, (c) current regulatory initiatives, including the importation of nuclear waste into the U.S. and the disposal and storage of depleted uranium, (d) the weakening of the pound sterling and the related currency translation impact on our business if the currency continues to weaken, (e) adverse public reaction that could lead to increased regulation or limitations on our activities, (f) uncertainty regarding the impact on our business of increased regulatory scrutiny of the nuclear waste industry in the U.S. and U.K., (g) decisions by our customers to reduce, delay or halt their spending on nuclear services, (h) decisions by our commercial customers to store radioactive materials on-site rather than dispose of radioactive materials at one of our facilities, (i) the adverse impact of current or future financial conditions on the value of decommissioning trust funds, and (j) 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, as amended, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 and its most recent report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revision to any of these forward-looking statements.

Conference Call Details

The EnergySolutions 2011 second quarter teleconference and webcast are scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. EDT, on Tuesday, August 9, 2011.

Hosting the call will be Val Christensen, President and Chief Executive Officer, and William Benz, Chief Financial Officer.

To participate in the event by telephone, please dial (866) 203-3206 five to ten minutes prior to the start time (to allow time for registration) and reference the conference passcode 68640249. International callers should dial (617) 213-8848 and provide the same passcode.

A replay of the call will be available on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. EDT through Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. To access the replay, dial (888) 286-8010 and enter passcode 94421721. 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. 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.

-Financial Tables to follow-

Table 1

ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
For the Quarter For the Six Month Period
Ended June 30 Ended June 30
2011 2010 2011 2010
Revenue $ 403,673 $ 398,339 $ 925,940 $ 884,229
Cost of revenue (371,006 ) (353,429 ) (843,972 ) (796,372 )
Gross profit 32,667 44,910 81,968 87,857
Selling, general and administrative expenses (27,913 ) (31,188 ) (63,992 ) (59,743 )
Impairment of goodwill - (35,000 ) - (35,000 )
Equity in income of unconsolidated joint ventures 2,881 3,850 4,281 6,213
Income (loss) from operations 7,635 (17,428 ) 22,257 (673 )
Interest expense (18,599 ) (9,866 ) (36,649 ) (18,542 )
Other income, net 17,150 1,193 32,578 1,020
Income (loss) before income taxes and noncontrolling interests 6,186 (26,101 ) 18,186 (18,195 )
Income tax expense (5,550 ) (2,102 ) (6,732 ) (4,025 )
Net income (loss) 636 (28,203 ) 11,454 (22,220 )
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (132 ) (302 ) (1,041 ) (453 )
Net income (loss) attributable to EnergySolutions $ 504 $ (28,505 ) $ 10,413 $ (22,673 )
Net income (loss) attributable to EnergySolutions per share:
Basic $ 0.01 $ (0.32 ) $ 0.12 $ (0.26 )
Diluted $ 0.01 $ (0.32 ) $ 0.12 $ (0.26 )
Number of shares used in per share calculations:
Basic 88,770,691 88,510,294 88,740,054 88,464,943
Diluted 88,775,506 88,510,294 88,779,538 88,464,943

Table 2

ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
(dollars in thousands)
ASSETS June 30, 2011 December 31, 2010
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 53,577 $ 60,192
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 304,746 294,972
Nuclear decommissioning trust fund investments 120,191 110,328
Other current assets 223,148 220,116
Total current assets 701,662 685,608
Property, plant & equipment, net 121,886 122,649
Goodwill 482,177 480,398
Other intangible assets, net 274,064 283,500
Nuclear decommissioning trust fund investments 658,852 694,754
Restricted cash and decontamination and decommissioning deposits 332,636 338,408
Deferred Costs 581,990 650,270
Other noncurrent assets 176,389 169,912
Total assets $ 3,329,656 $ 3,425,499
LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt $ 5,600 $ 5,600
Accounts payable 100,646 101,229
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 194,444 197,034
Facility and equipment decontamination and decommissioning liabilities 120,191 110,328
Unearned revenue, current portion 126,437 117,802
Total current liabilities 547,318 531,993
Long-term debt, less current portion 832,939 834,560
Facility and equipment decontamination and decommissioning liabilities 640,806 711,419
Unearned revenue 586,108 654,643
Other noncurrent liabilities 221,538 214,346
Total liabilities 2,828,709 2,946,961
EnergySolutions stockholders' equity 497,004 475,636
Noncontrolling interests 3,943 2,902
Total equity 500,947 478,538
Total liabilities and equity $ 3,329,656 $ 3,425,499

Table 3

ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
(dollars in thousands)
For the Six Month Period Ended June 30
2011 2010
Cash Provided by Operating Activities $ 4,953 $ 21,848
Investing Activities
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (10,221 ) (6,008 )
Purchase and sale of investments in nuclear decommissioning trust fund 1,077 -
Purchases of intangible assets (610 ) (661 )
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 120 44
Cash Used in Investing Activities (9,634 ) (6,625 )
Financing Activities
Repayments of long-term debt (2,800 ) (24,313 )
Net borrowings under revolving credit facility - 32,000
Dividends to stockholders - (4,425 )
Other items (269 ) (4,630 )
Cash Used in Financing Activities (3,069 ) (1,368 )
Effect of Exchange Rate on Cash 1,135 3,970
Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents $ (6,615 ) $ 17,825
Amortization of Intangible Assets $ 13,104 $ 12,777
Depreciation $ 11,183 $ 10,180

Table 4

ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC.
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
For the Quarter For the Six Month Period
Ended June 30 Ended June 30
2011 2010 2011 2010
Reconciliation of net income attributable to EnergySolutionsto EBITDA:
Net income (loss) attributable to EnergySolutions $ 504 $ (28,505 ) $ 10,413 $ (22,673 )
Interest expense 18,599 9,866 36,649 18,542
Interest rate swap loss (gain) - (727 ) - (883 )
Income tax expense (benefit) 5,550 2,102 6,732 4,025
Depreciation expense 5,485 5,178 11,183 10,180
Impairment of goodwill - 35,000 - 35,000
Amortization of intangible assets 6,546 6,341 13,104 12,777
EBITDA $ 36,684 $ 29,254 $ 78,081 $ 56,968
Accretion expense 7,981 219 15,962 438
Nuclear decommissioning trust fund earnings (16,971 ) - (32,644 ) -
Equity-based compensation 2,865 2,603 5,101 5,050
Adjusted EBITDA $ 30,559 $ 32,076 $ 66,500 $ 62,456
Reconciliation of gross profit to adjusted gross profit and to adjusted income from operations
Gross profit 32,667 44,910 81,968 87,857
Accretion expense 7,981 219 15,962 438
Adjusted gross profit $ 40,648 $ 45,129 $ 97,930 $ 88,295
Operating expenses (25,032 ) (62,397 ) (59,711 ) (88,530 )
Adjusted income from operations $ 15,616 $ (17,268 ) $ 38,219 $ (235 )
Interest expense (18,599 ) (9,866 ) (36,649 ) (18,542 )
Other income 17,150 1,193 32,578 1,020
Accretion expense (7,981 ) (219 ) (15,962 ) (438 )
Income (loss) before income taxes and noncontrolling interests $ 6,186 $ (26,160 ) $ 18,186 $ (18,195 )
Reconciliation of net income attributable to EnergySolutions to net income (loss) attributable to EnergySolutions before the impact of amortization of intangible assets:































Net income (loss) attributable to EnergySolutions $ 504 $ (28,505 ) $ 10,413 $ (22,673 )
Amortization of intangible assets 6,546 6,341 13,104 12,777
Income tax expense related to amortization of intangible assets (1) (2,291 ) (1,595 ) (4,586 ) (3,145 )
Net income (loss) attributable to EnergySolutions before the impact of
amortization of intangible assets

$ 4,759

$ (23,759
)
$ 18,931

$ (13,041
)
Net income (loss) attributable to EnergySolutions before the impact of amortization of intangible assets per share:















Basic $ 0.05 $ (0.27 ) $ 0.21 $ (0.15 )
Diluted $ 0.05 $ (0.27 ) $ 0.21 $ (0.15 )
Number of shares used in per share calculations:
Basic 88,770,691 88,510,294 88,740,054 88,464,943
Diluted 88,775,506 88,510,294 88,779,538 88,464,943
(1) 2011 figure calculated using an assumed 35% tax rate

The Company defines EBITDA as net income (loss) attributable to EnergySolutions plus interest expense (including the effects of interest rate derivative agreements), income taxes, depreciation, impairment charges and amortization. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA plus non-cash equity compensation expense, non-cash accretion expense, and net of nuclear decommissioning trust fund gains or losses. The Company uses EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as key indicators of its operating performance and for planning and forecasting future business operations. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, as presented in this release, are supplemental measures of the Company's performance that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"). They are not measures of the Company's financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to net income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP or as alternatives to cash flow from operating activities as measures of the Company's liquidity.

The Company's measurement of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. The Company has included information concerning EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA in this release because they are used by management to measure operating performance and because the Company believes that such information is often used by certain investors as measures of a company's historical performance and for modeling.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and investors should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's operating results or cash flows as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • They do not reflect the Company's cash expenditures, or future requirements, for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • They do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, the Company's working capital needs;
  • They do not reflect the significant interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on the Company's debt;
  • Although depreciation is a non-cash charge, the assets being depreciated will often have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements;
  • They are not adjusted for all non-cash income or expense items that are reflected in the Company's statements of cash flows; and
  • Other companies in the Company's industry may calculate these measures differently than the Company does, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.

Because of these limitations, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as measures of discretionary cash available to the Company to invest in the growth of its business. The Company compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its GAAP results and using EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA only for supplemental purposes.

The Company defines Adjusted Gross Profit as gross profit plus accretion expense. The Company defines Adjusted Income from Operations as Adjusted Gross Profit less operating expenses, interest expense, and accretion, and plus other income. The Company uses Adjusted Gross Profit and Adjusted Income from Operations as indicators of its operating performance and for planning and forecasting future business operations. Adjusted Gross Profit and Adjusted Income from Operations, as presented in this release, are supplemental measures of the Company's performance that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, GAAP. They are not measures of the Company's financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to gross profit or any other performance measures derived in accordance with 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. These non-GAAP measures may be useful to investors seeking to compare the Company's 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. These measures should not be considered as substitutes for net income attributable to EnergySolutions, as determined in accordance with GAAP, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analyzing the Company's results as reported under GAAP.

Table 5

ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC.
REPORTING SEGMENT INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)
(dollars in thousands)
For the Six Month Period
Ended June 30
For the Quarter Ended June 30,
2011 2010 2011 2010
Revenue
Government Group $ 54,409 $ 93,044 $ 133,759 $ 181,670
Global Commercial Group
Commercial Services 47,755 21,889 94,292 42,129
LP&D 62,432 67,699 116,698 119,506
International 239,077 215,707 581,191 540,924
Total Revenue $ 403,673 $ 398,339 $ 925,940 $ 884,229
Gross Profit
Government Group $ 4,009 7.4 % $ 9,336 10.0 % $ 10,117 7.6 % $ 16,090 8.9 %
Global Commercial Group
Commercial Services 3,670 7.7 % 4,914 22.4 % 8,785 9.3 % 8,285 19.7 %
LP&D 17,668 28.3 % 23,370 34.5 % 29,470 25.3 % 34,944 29.2 %
International Operations 7,320 3.1 % 7,290 3.4 % 33,596 5.8 % 28,538 5.3 %
Total Gross Profit $ 32,667 8.1 % $ 44,910 11.3 % $ 81,968 8.9 % $ 87,857 9.9 %
Income from Operations
Government Group $ 437 0.8 % $ 5,103 5.5 % $ 2,359 1.8 % $ 8,869 4.9 %
Global Commercial Group 16,852 4.8 % 25,575 8.4 % 46,217 5.8 % 54,384 7.7 %
Group Operating Income 17,289 4.3 % 30,678 7.7 % 48,576 5.2 % 63,253 7.2 %
Corporate selling, general and administrative expenses (12,535 ) (16,956 ) (30,600 ) (35,139 )
Impairment of goodwill - (35,000 ) - (35,000 )
Equity in income of unconsolidated joint ventures 2,881 3,850 4,281 6,213
Total Income (loss) from Operations $ 7,635 $ (17,428 ) $ 22,257 $ (673 )

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    John Rasmussen
    EnergySolutions, Inc.
    (801) 649-2000
    Email Contact