SOURCE: Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc.

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August 07, 2013 07:30 ET

Perma-Fix Achieves $1.9 Million of Adjusted EBITDA for the Second Quarter of 2013

Gross Margin Improves to 17.7% From 11.7% for the Same Period Last Year

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - August 07, 2013) -  Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: PESI) today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Dr. Louis F. Centofanti, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "I am pleased to report a significant improvement in our financial results compared to both the first quarter of 2013 and the second quarter of 2012. Despite one of the most difficult funding environments in our Company's history, we achieved nearly $2 million of adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter. Within the Services Segment we have been awarded some initial small contracts, and we are actively bidding on a number of sizable projects. Within the Treatment Segment, there is significant pent up demand within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) due to delayed treatment at a number of sites, and funding for these projects has slowly begun to return. In addition, we are aggressively pursuing a number of significant opportunities treating more complex and higher activity waste streams, including solutions we developed to address tank waste at the DOE's Hanford, Washington site."

"As a result of our cost saving initiatives, we have significantly reduced our fixed cost threshold, and believe that going forward we can generate positive cash flow in even the most challenging markets. As we increase the throughput at our facilities, we expect to benefit from high incremental margin wastes. From a competitive standpoint, we believe we have weathered the current market far better than others. This has allowed us to maintain and also enhance our reputation as an emerging leader within the nuclear services industry." 

Financial Results

Revenue for the second quarter of 2013 was $22.8 million versus $33.7 million for the same period last year. Revenue for the Treatment Segment was $10.1 million compared to $10.0 million for the same period in 2012. Revenue from the Services Segment was $12.7 million versus $23.7 million for the same period in 2012.

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2013 was $4.0 million versus $3.9 million for the second quarter of 2012. Gross margin increased to 17.7% from 11.7% for the same period last year primarily due to expense reductions in both segments as we continue to focus on efficiencies within our operations and administrative infrastructure.

Operating loss for the second quarter of 2013 was $898,000 versus operating loss of $1.2 million for the second quarter of 2012. Operating loss for the second quarter of 2013 included a non-cash, goodwill impairment charge of approximately $1.1 million related to the expiration of the CH Plateau Remediation Company ("CHPRC") contract. Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the second quarter of 2013 was $876,000, or ($0.02) per share, versus net loss of $1.2 million or ($0.02) per share, for the same period in 2012. 

The Company recorded Adjusted EBITDA of $1.9 million from continuing operations during the quarter ended June 30, 2013, as compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $695,000 for the same period of 2012. The Company defines EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measures of performance calculated in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States ("GAAP"), and should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, earnings as an indicator of operating performance or cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. The Company believes the presentation of EBITDA is relevant and useful by enhancing the readers' ability to understand the Company's operating performance. The Company's management utilizes EBITDA as a means to measure performance. The Company's measurement of EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Due to the unique accounting for the recognition of fair market value of percentage of completion contracts resulting from the acquisition of SEC and the goodwill impairment charge for the CHPRC reporting unit, the Company recognizes that EBITDA is an "Adjusted EBITDA" and understands these differences when measuring performance. The table below reconciles EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, both non-GAAP measures, to loss from continuing operations for the three and six months ended June30, 2013 and 2012.

         
         
         
  Quarter Ended  Six Months Ended  
  June 30,  June 30,  
(In thousands) 2013  2012  2013  2012  
Loss from continuing operations $(980 )$(1,009 )$(3,868 )$(1,816 )
                  
                  
Adjustments:                 
  Depreciation & amortization  1,289   1,361   2,576   2,753  
  Interest income  (9 ) (7 ) (18 ) (21 )
  Interest expense  200   199   344   420  
  Interest expense - financing fees  24   26   47   60  
  Income tax benefit  (132 ) (399 ) (1,560 ) (855 )
                  
EBITDA  392   171   (2,479 ) 541  
                  
Cost in excess of revenue and amortization                 
of acquired contracts  396   524   833   1406  
Impairment loss on goodwill  1,149   -   1,149   -  
                  
Adjusted EBITDA $1,937  $695  $(497 )$1,947  
                         
                         

The tables below present certain unaudited financial information for the business segments, excluding allocation of corporate expenses:

         
         
  Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended  
  June 30, 2013  June 30, 2013  
(In thousands) Treatment Services  Treatment  Services  
Net revenues $10,108 $12,676  $17,450  $25,163  
Gross profit  2,312  1,711   2,167   2,393  
Segment profit (loss)  795  (619 ) (93 ) (819 )
  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, 2012 June 30, 2012
(In thousands) Treatment Services Treatment Services
Net revenues $10,037 $23,661 $22,879 $48,755
Gross profit  1,087  2,843  3,808  4,491
Segment profit  72  989  1,164  1,094
                 
                 
                 

Conference Call

Perma-Fix will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET today,Wednesday, August 7, 2013. The call will be available on the Company's website at www.perma-fix.com, or by calling 877-407-0778 for U.S. callers, or 201-689-8565 for international callers. A webcast will also be archived on the Company's website and a telephone replay of the call will be available approximately one hour following the call, through midnight Wednesday, August 14, 2013, and can be accessed by calling: 877-660-6853 (U.S. callers) or 201-612-7415 (international callers) and entering conference ID: 419147.

About Perma-Fix Environmental Services

Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. is a nuclear services company and leading provider of nuclear and mixed waste management services. The Company's nuclear waste services include management and treatment of radioactive and mixed waste for hospitals, research labs and institutions, federal agencies, including the DOE, the Department of Defense ("DOD"), and the commercial nuclear industry. The Company's nuclear services group provides project management, waste management, environmental restoration, decontamination and decommissioning, new build construction, and radiological protection, safety and industrial hygiene capability to our clients. The Company operates four nuclear waste treatment facilities and provides nuclear services at DOE, DOD, and commercial facilities, nationwide. Please visit us on the World Wide Web at http://www.perma-fix.com.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" which are based largely on the Company's expectations and are subject to various business risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control. Forward-looking statements generally are identifiable by use of the words such as "believe", "expects", "intends", "anticipate", "plans to", "estimates", "projects", and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: can generate positive cash flow going forward, expect to benefit from high incremental margin waste, and enhance our reputation as an emerging leader in the nuclear services industry. These forward-looking statements are intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While the Company believes the expectations reflected in this news release are reasonable, it can give no assurance such expectations will prove to be correct. There are a variety of factors which could cause future outcomes to differ materially from those described in this release, including, without limitation, future economic conditions; industry conditions; competitive pressures; our ability to apply and market our new technologies; the government or such other party to a contract granted to us fails to abide by or comply with the contract or to deliver waste as anticipated under the contract; that Congress provides continuing and appropriate funding for the DOD's and DOE's remediation projects; ability to obtain new foreign and domestic remediation contracts; and the additional factors referred to under "Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" of our 2012 Form 10-K and Forms 10-Q for quarters ended March 31, 2013 and June 30, 2013. The Company makes no commitment to disclose any revisions to forward-looking statements, or any facts, events or circumstances after the date hereof that bear upon forward-looking statements.

Please visit us on the World Wide Web at http://www.perma-fix.com.

 
FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW
 
 
PERMA-FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
             
    Three Months Ended    Six Months Ended  
    June 30,    June 30,  
(Amounts in Thousands, Except for Per Share Amounts)   2013    2012    2013    2012  
                      
Net revenues $ 22,784  $ 33,698  $ 42,613  $ 71,634  
Cost of goods sold   18,761    29,768    38,053    63,335  
Gross profit   4,023    3,930    4,560    8,299  
                      
Selling, general and administrative expenses   3,370    4,589    7,556    9,627  
Research and development   402    535    901    888  
Impairment loss on goodwill   1,149    -    1,149    -  
(Gain) loss on disposal of property and equipment   -    (3 )  2    (3 )
Loss from operations   (898 )  (1,191 )  (5,048 )  (2,213 )
                      
Other income (expense):                     
Interest income   9    7    18    21  
Interest expense   (200 )  (199 )  (344 )  (420 )
Interest expense-financing fees   (24 )  (26 )  (47 )  (60 )
Other   1    1    (7 )  1  
Loss from continuing operations before taxes   (1,112 )  (1,408 )  (5,428 )  (2,671 )
Income tax benefit   (132 )  (399 )  (1,560 )  (855 )
Loss from continuing operations, net of taxes   (980 )  (1,009 )  (3,868 )  (1,816 )
                      
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes   43    (60 )  15    (198 )
  Net loss   (937 )  (1,069 )  (3,853 )  (2,014 )
                      
Net (loss) income attributable to non-controlling interest   (61 )  102    (64 )  158  
                      
Net loss attributable to Perma-Fix Environmental                     
Services, Inc. common stockholders $ (876 )$ (1,171 )$ (3,789 )$ (2,172 )
                      
Net loss per common share attributable to                     
Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. stockholders - basic:                     
Continuing operations $ (.02 )$ (.02 )$ (.07 )$ (.04 )
Discontinued operations $ -  $ -  $ -  $ -  
Net loss per common share $ (.02 )$ (.02 )$ (.07 )$ (.04 )
                      
Net loss per common share attributable to                     
Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. stockholders - diluted:                     
Continuing operations $ (.02 )$ (.02 )$ (.07 )$ (.04 )
Discontinued operations $ -  $ -  $ -  $ -  
  Net loss per common share $ (.02 )$ (.02 )$ (.07 )$ (.04 )
                      
Number of common shares used in computing                     
net loss per share:                     
Basic   56,334    56,094    56,303    56,078  
Diluted   56,334    56,094    56,303    56,078  
 
 
 
PERMA-FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC.
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEET
(UNAUDITED)
        
        
(Amounts in Thousands, Except for Share and Per Share Amounts) June 30,
2013
 December 31,
2012
 
        
ASSETS       
Current assets:       
  Cash and equivalents $130  $4,403  
  Account receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,335 and $2,507  10,954   11,395  
  Unbilled receivables  7,103   8,530  
  Other current assets  3,567   4,067  
  Deferred tax assets - current  3,178   1,553  
  Assets of discontinued operations included in current assets, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $25 and $45  686   499  
  Total current assets  25,618   30,447  
          
Net property and equipment  33,253   35,314  
Property and equipment of discontinued operations, net of accumulated depreciation of $60 and $60, respectively  1,616   1,614  
Deferred tax asset, net of liabilities  1,103   1,103  
Intangibles and other assets  70,972   72,553  
  Total assets $132,562  $141,031  
          
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY         
Current liabilities $20,836  $25,628  
Current liabilities related to discontinued operations  1,725   1,512  
  Total current liabilities  22,561   27,140  
          
Long-term liabilities  23,982   23,425  
Long-term liabilities related to discontinued operations  1,592   1,829  
  Total liabilities  48,135   52,394  
Commitments and Contingencies         
  Preferred Stock of subsidiary, $1.00 par value; 1,467,396 shares authorized, 1,284,730 shares issued and outstanding, liquidation value $1.00 per share            1,285             1,285  
Stockholders' equity:         
  Preferred Stock, $.001 par value; 2,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding  -   -  
  Common Stock, $.001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized, 56,372,273 and 56,238,525 shares issued, respectively; 56,334,063 and 56,200,315 outstanding, respectively  56   56  
  Additional paid-in capital  102,972   102,819  
  Accumulated deficit  (19,794 ) (16,005 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (4 ) (2 )
  Less Common Stock in treasury at cost: 38,210 and 0 shares, respectively  (88 ) (88 )
   Total Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. stockholders' equity  83,142   86,780  
Non-controlling interest  -   572  
  Total stockholders' equity  83,142   87,352  
          
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $132,562  $141,031  

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    David K. Waldman-US Investor Relations
    Crescendo Communications, LLC
    (212) 671-1021

    Herbert Strauss-EuropeanInvestor Relations
    herbert@eu-ir.com
    +43 316 296 316