SOURCE: HC2 Holdings, Inc.

HC2 Holdings, Inc.

August 10, 2015 16:01 ET

HC2 Holdings Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

Net Revenue Up 39% Quarter-Over-Quarter to $281.0 Million; Adjusted EBITDA of $30.8 Million From Our Primary Operating Subsidiaries, Up 117% From Q1

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 10, 2015) - HC2 Holdings, Inc. ("HC2" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT: HCHC), a diversified holding company that focuses on acquiring, investing in and operating businesses that it considers to be under- or fairly valued and growing its acquired businesses, today announced its consolidated results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ended on June 30, 2015.

"We were very pleased with the results of our operating subsidiaries during the second quarter, particularly with Schuff and Global Marine, which more than doubled their combined Adjusted EBITDA compared to the first quarter," said Philip Falcone, HC2's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We remain focused on our objective to build long-term value through our methodical and value added acquisition approach. As a result, we will continue to pursue highly attractive, cash flow positive businesses in order to create value."

Second Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights:

  • Net revenue: HC2 recorded total net revenues of $281.0 million for the second quarter of 2015. Net revenue for the second quarter of 2015 increased $79.2 million, or 39%, when compared to last quarter's net revenue of $201.8 million, primarily driven by the $57.2 million growth of our Telecommunications segment. During the quarter, our Telecommunications segment increase resulted from PTGi ICS's successful overhaul of their global sales team and the expansion into Latin America and other emerging markets.

  • Operating income: Operating income for the second quarter was $3.3 million compared to $0.8 million during the first quarter. The increase in operating profit was largely the result of running our fabrication facilities at or near full capacity for the quarter and our ability to sub contract work at lower costs in our Manufacturing segment. This was offset, in part by, early stage investments and increases in deal related diligence expenses in Corporate and Other segments.

  • Adjusted EBITDA: HC2 recorded consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of $19.5 million for the second quarter of 2015, an increase of 230% when compared to last quarter's Adjusted EBITDA of $5.9 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the company's primary operating subsidiaries, Schuff and Global Marine, was a combined $30.8 million during the quarter, an increase of $16.6 million when compared to the first quarter largely due to the factors listed above at Schuff along with seasonal trends at Global Marine.

  • Balance sheet: As of June 30, 2015, HC2 had consolidated cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $81.2 million.

Additional Second Quarter Highlights and Recent Developments:

  • Schuff's backlog was $329.3 million as of June 30, 2015 compared to $306.1 million as of March 31, 2015. Notable projects include the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, the Sacramento Kings Arena, and the new Apple headquarters in Cupertino, CA.

  • Global Marine secured a submarine fibre optic link contract with Subsea 7, a global leader in subsea engineering and construction, and won a pair of high-profile contracts from Tampnet, who operates the largest offshore high-capacity communication network in the world in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Global Marine will also be collaborating again with Prysmian Group on a new project for the Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea.

  • Novatel Wireless announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the issued share capital of DigiCore Holdings Limited, a leading provider of advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and telematics solutions.

  • HC2 signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of long-term care and life insurance businesses, United Teacher Associates Insurance Company and Continental General Insurance Company, establishing HC2's insurance platform, Continental Insurance Group Ltd. This transaction is still on track to close by the end of the third quarter.

  • Nervve announced an exclusive partnership with Wasserman Media Group, a leading sports and entertainment agency, to bring Nervve's visual search technology to market.

  • HC2 invested CAD$20 million (or approximately $16 million) in convertible debentures of Gaming Nation Acquisition Corporation. Gaming Nation, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is a leading provider of both games of skill and games of chance designed for the avid sports fan and daily fantasy sports participants.

  • Dusenberry Martin Racing, or DMi, Inc., launched its NASCAR® '15 racing game exclusively at GameStop for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in May 2015.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Information

The calculation of Adjusted EBITDA, as defined by us, consists of Net income (loss) as adjusted for gain (loss) on sale or disposal of assets; interest expense; amortization of debt discount; other income (expense), net; foreign currency transaction gain (loss); income tax (benefit) expense; loss from discontinued operations; noncontrolling interest; share-based compensation expense; acquisition costs and depreciation and amortization expense.

Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is significant to gaining an understanding of the Company's results as it is frequently used by the financial community to provide insight into an organization's operating trends and facilitates comparisons between peer companies, since interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and other adjustments can differ greatly between organizations as a result of differing capital structures and tax strategies. Adjusted EBITDA can also be a useful measure of a company's ability to service debt. While management believes that non-US GAAP measurements are useful supplemental information, such adjusted results are not intended to replace the Company's US GAAP financial results.

Conference Call

HC2 Holdings, Inc. will host a live conference call to discuss its results on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. To join the event, participants may call 1.866.395.3893 (U.S. callers) or 1.678.509.7540 (international callers), using conference ID number 98524143. Alternatively, a live webcast of the conference call can be accessed by interested parties through the Investor Relations section of the HC2 Website, www.HC2.com.

For those unable to listen to the live broadcast of the conference call, a telephonic replay of the call will be available through midnight August 14, 2015 by dialing 1.855.859.2056 (U.S. callers) or 1.404.537.3406 (international callers), ID number 98524143. A replay will also be available on the HC2 website.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains, and certain oral statements made by our representatives from time to time may contain, forward-looking statements. Generally, forward-looking statements include information describing actions, events, results, strategies and expectations and are generally identifiable by use of the words "believes," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "plans," "seeks," "estimates," "projects," "may," "will," "could," "might," or "continues" or similar expressions. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of HC2's management and the management of HC2's subsidiaries. The Company believes these judgments are reasonable, but you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results, and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of important factors, both positive and negative, that may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Factors that could cause actual results, events and developments to differ include, without limitation, capital market conditions, the ability of HC2's subsidiaries to generate sufficient net income and cash flows to make upstream cash distributions, trading characteristics of the HC2 common stock, the ability of HC2 and its subsidiaries to identify any suitable future acquisition opportunities, our ability to realize efficiencies, cost savings, income and margin improvements, growth, economies of scale and other anticipated benefits of strategic transactions, integrating financial reporting of acquired or target businesses, completing pending and future acquisitions and dispositions, litigation and other contingent liabilities, changes in regulations, taxes and risks that may affect the performance of the operating subsidiaries of HC2. Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.

You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. All such statements speak only as of the date made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About HC2

HC2 Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded (NYSE MKT: HCHC), diversified holding company, which seeks to acquire and grow attractive businesses that generate sustainable free cash flow. HC2 has a diverse array of operating subsidiaries, across a broad set of industries, including, but not limited to, telecom/infrastructure, large-scale U.S. construction, energy, subsea services and life sciences. HC2 seeks opportunities that generate attractive returns and significant cash flow in order to maximize value for all stakeholders. Currently, HC2's largest operating subsidiaries are Schuff, a leading structural steel fabricator in the United States, and Global Marine, a leading global offshore engineering company focused on subsea cable installation and maintenance. Founded in 1994, HC2 is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

 
HC2 HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
    Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2015     2014     2015     2014  
Services revenue   $ 147,841     $ 42,111     $ 221,559     $ 85,465  
Sales revenue     133,141       54,475       261,231       54,475  
Net revenue     280,982       96,586       482,790       139,940  
Operating expenses:                                
  Cost of revenue - services     134,589       39,530       196,509       80,637  
  Cost of revenue - sales     110,909       43,330       221,445       43,330  
  Selling, general and administrative     26,476       14,032       49,529       20,236  
  Depreciation and amortization     5,236       344       10,242       554  
  Loss on sale or disposal of assets     498       447       971       367  
    Total operating expenses     277,708       97,683       478,696       145,124  
    Income (loss) from operations     3,274       (1,097 )     4,094       (5,184 )
Interest expense     (10,041 )     (1,012 )     (18,649 )     (1,013 )
Amortization of debt discount     (84 )     (576 )     (176 )     (576 )
Other income (expense), net     (4,937 )     1,665       (4,744 )     1,616  
Foreign currency transaction gain (loss)     1,822       437       1,051       403  
    Loss from continuing operations before income (loss) from equity investees and income tax benefit (expense)     (9,966 )     (583 )     (18,424 )     (4,754 )
Income (loss) from equity investees     1,429       -       (1,259 )     -  
Income tax benefit (expense)     (2,464 )     (1,946 )     3,369       (1,955 )
    Loss from continuing operations     (11,001 )     (2,529 )     (16,314 )     (6,709 )
Gain (loss) from discontinued operations     (11 )     27       (20 )     44  
Loss from sale of discontinued operations     -       -       -       (784 )
    Net loss     (11,012 )     (2,502 )     (16,334 )     (7,449 )
Less: Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest     (204 )     (1,059 )     57       (1,059 )
    Net loss attributable to HC2 Holdings, Inc.     (11,216 )     (3,561 )     (16,277 )     (8,508 )
Less: Preferred stock dividends and accretion     1,089       200       2,177       200  
    Net loss attributable to common stock and participating preferred stockholders   $ (12,305 )   $ (3,761 )   $ (18,454 )   $ (8,708 )
Basic loss per common share:                                
  Loss from continuing operations attributable to HC2 Holdings, Inc.   $ (0.48 )   $ (0.22 )   $ (0.74 )   $ (0.50 )
  Gain (loss) from discontinued operations     -       -       -       -  
  Loss from sale of discontinued operations     -       -       -       (0.05 )
    Net loss attributable to HC2 Holdings, Inc.   $ (0.48 )   $ (0.22 )   $ (0.74 )   $ (0.55 )
Diluted loss per common share:                                
  Loss from continuing operations attributable to HC2 Holdings, Inc.   $ (0.48 )   $ (0.22 )   $ (0.74 )   $ (0.50 )
  Gain (loss) from discontinued operations     -       -       -       -  
  Loss from sale of discontinued operations     -       -       -       (0.05 )
    Net loss attributable to HC2 Holdings, Inc.   $ (0.48 )   $ (0.22 )   $ (0.74 )   $ (0.55 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                                
  Basic     25,514       16,905       24,838       15,780  
  Diluted     25,514       16,905       24,838       15,780  
                                 
                                 
 
HC2 HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
    June 30,   December 31,
2015     2014  
Assets                
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 68,941     $ 107,978  
  Short-term investments     12,265       4,867  
  Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts receivable of $2,345 and $2,760 at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively)     214,027       151,558  
  Costs and recognized earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts     35,573       28,098  
  Deferred tax asset - current     1,701       1,701  
  Inventories     17,796       14,975  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     23,746       22,455  
  Assets held for sale     8,597       3,865  
    Total current assets     382,646       335,497  
Restricted cash     7,188       6,467  
Long-term investments     71,793       48,674  
Property, plant and equipment, net     235,862       239,851  
Goodwill     29,649       27,990  
Other intangible assets, net     27,987       31,144  
Deferred tax asset - long-term     20,998       15,811  
Other assets     18,429       18,614  
    Total assets   $ 794,552     $ 724,048  
Liabilities, temporary equity and stockholders' equity                
Current liabilities:                
  Accounts payable   $ 81,644     $ 79,794  
  Accrued interconnection costs     31,551       9,717  
  Accrued payroll and employee benefits     19,222       20,023  
  Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     51,640       34,042  
  Billings in excess of costs and recognized earnings on uncompleted contracts     29,859       41,959  
  Accrued income taxes     912       512  
  Accrued interest     2,847       3,125  
  Current portion of long-term debt     12,752       10,444  
  Current portion of pension liability     6,037       5,966  
    Total current liabilities     236,464       205,582  
Long-term debt     374,321       332,927  
Pension liability     28,501       31,244  
Other liabilities     7,754       1,617  
    Total liabilities     647,040       571,370  
Commitments and contingencies (See Note 11)                
Temporary equity (See Note 13)                
  Preferred stock, $0.001 par value - 20,000,000 shares authorized; Series A - 30,000 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014; Series A-1 - 10,000 and 11,000 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively; Series A-2 - 14,000 and 0 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively     53,013       39,845  
Stockholders' equity:                
  Common stock, $0.001 par value - 80,000,000 shares authorized; 25,623,982 and 23,844,711 shares issued and 25,592,356 and 23,813,085 shares outstanding at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively     26       24  
  Additional paid-in capital     150,537       147,081  
  Accumulated deficit     (58,157 )     (41,880 )
  Treasury stock, at cost - 31,626 shares at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively     (378 )     (378 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (20,139 )     (15,178 )
    Total HC2 Holdings, Inc. stockholders' equity before noncontrolling interest     71,889       89,669  
  Noncontrolling interest     22,610       23,164  
    Total stockholders' equity     94,499       112,833  
Total liabilities, temporary equity and stockholders' equity   $ 794,552     $ 724,048  
                 
                 
 
HC2 HOLDINGS, INC.
ADJUSTED EBITDA
(in thousands)
 
    Manufacturing
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2015
    Marine Services
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2015
    Telecommunications
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2015
    Other (1)
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2015
    HC2 Holdings, Inc.
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2015
 
Net income (loss)   $ 5,878     $ 10,360     $ 587     $ (28,041 )   $ (11,216 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to Adjusted EBIT:                                        
  (Gain) loss on sale or disposal of assets     498       -       -       -       498  
  Interest expense     366       963       -       8,712       10,041  
  Amortization of debt discount     -       -       -       84       84  
  Other (income) expense, net     (7 )     (35 )     (1 )     4,980       4,937  
  Foreign currency transaction (gain) loss     -       (1,354 )     (468 )     -       (1,822 )
  Income tax (benefit) expense     4,334       6       -       (1,876 )     2,464  
  Loss from discontinued operations     11       -       -       -       11  
  Noncontrolling interest     499       -       -       (295 )     204  
  Share-based payment expense     -       -       -       2,365       2,365  
  Acquisition costs     -       -       -       1,969       1,969  
    Adjusted EBIT     11,579       9,940       118       (12,102 )     9,535  
  Depreciation and amortization     498       4,080       98       560       5,236  
  Depreciation and amortization (included in cost of revenue)     1,932       -       -       -       1,932  
  Foreign currency (gain) loss (included in cost of revenue)     -       2,758       -       -       2,758  
    Adjusted EBITDA   $ 14,009     $ 16,778     $ 216     $ (11,542 )   $ 19,461  
                                             
(1) Other also includes Utilities, Life Sciences and Corporate.                     
                                             
                                             
                               
    Manufacturing
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2015
    Marine Services
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2015
    Telecommunications
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2015
    Other (1)
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2015
    HC2 Holdings, Inc.
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2015
 
Net income (loss)   $ 3,188     $ 1,607     $ (524 )   $ (9,332 )   $ (5,061 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to Adjusted EBIT:                                        
  (Gain) loss on sale or disposal of assets     423       -       50       -       473  
  Interest expense     344       996       -       7,268       8,608  
  Amortization of debt discount     -       -       -       92       92  
  Other (income) expense, net     (17 )     -       (5 )     (171 )     (193 )
  Foreign currency transaction (gain) loss     -       448       322       1       771  
  Income tax (benefit) expense     2,569       6       -       (8,408 )     (5,833 )
  Loss from discontinued operations     9       -       -       -       9  
  Noncontrolling interest     85       -       -       (346 )     (261 )
  Share-based payment expense     -       -       -       2,235       2,235  
    Adjusted EBIT     6,601       3,057       (157 )     (8,661 )     840  
  Depreciation and amortization     478       4,030       98       400       5,006  
  Depreciation and amortization (included in cost of revenue)     1,875       -       -       -       1,875  
  Foreign currency (gain) loss (included in cost of revenue)     -       (1,823 )     -       -       (1,823 )
    Adjusted EBITDA   $ 8,954     $ 5,264     $ (59 )   $ (8,261 )   $ 5,898  
                                         
(1) Other also includes Utilities, Life Sciences and Corporate.                     
                                         

Contact Information

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    Ashleigh Douglas
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    212-339-5875