SOURCE: Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc.

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August 06, 2015 07:30 ET

Perma-Fix Announces Financial Results and Provides Business Update for the Second Quarter of 2015

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - August 06, 2015) - Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: PESI) today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Company Highlights

  • Revenue increased 29.2% to $16.4 million compared to Q2 2014
  • Treatment Segment revenue increased 18.0% compared to Q2 2014
  • Services Segment revenue increased 61.5% compared to Q2 2014
  • Gross profit increased 159.0% and gross margin increased to 24.7% compared to 12.3% for Q2 2014
  • Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) of $2 million compared to a loss of $0.4 million for Q2 2014
  • Reaffirms adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) guidance of $6M to $7M for 2015
  • Achieves $2.8 million increase in net income from continuing operations, net of taxes, to $407,000 or $0.05 per share

Dr. Louis F. Centofanti, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are pleased to report continued improvement in our financial results, as evidenced by a 29% increase in revenue and a 159% increase in our gross profit. Revenue in our Treatment Segment increased 18% to $11.1 million due to higher waste volume, while revenue in our Services Segment increased 61.5% to $5.3 million due to new contracts that have been awarded. Moreover, Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter was $2.0 million, compared to a loss for the same period last year. We attribute this improvement to a combination of top line growth and our successful initiatives to streamline operations. Our second quarter results were impacted by a scheduling change that moved a large shipment into the third quarter, which we have subsequently received. We continue to anticipate improvement in both revenue and profitability in the second half of the year, and reaffirm our prior guidance for adjusted EBITDA in the range of $6 million to $7 million."

Dr. Centofanti continued, "We are also pleased to report a number of important developments within Perma-Fix Medical S.A., our Polish subsidiary, including the expansion of our senior management team and the successful scale-up of our process to produce Technetium-99m ("Tc-99m") from Molybdenum-99 ("Mo-99"). The tests confirmed that the our proprietary resins could withstand higher levels of radiation, up to 4 curies, while producing clinically useful doses of Tc-99m. These results at the 4 curie level mark a major achievement, which has attracted significant interest from within the industry."

Financial Results

Revenue for the second quarter of 2015 was $16.4 million versus $12.7 million for the same period last year. Revenue for the Treatment Segment was $11.1 million compared to $9.4 million for the same period in 2014. Revenue from the Services Segment was $5.3 million versus $3.3 million for the same period in 2014.

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2015 was $4.0 million versus $1.6 million for the second quarter of 2014. Gross margin increased to 24.7% from 12.3% for the same period last year primarily due to increased revenue generated from both segments and a reduction in certain fixed costs.

Operating income for the second quarter of 2015 was $613,000 versus an operating loss of $2.1 million for the second quarter of 2014. Operating loss for the second quarter of 2014 included a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of approximately $380,000 for our Schreiber, Yonley and Associates ("SYA") reporting unit which was divested on July 29, 2014. Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the second quarter of 2015 was $154,000, or ($0.01) per share, versus net income of $11,000 or ($0.00) per share, for the same period in 2014. Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the second quarter of 2015 included a net loss of $713,000 from discontinued operations and net income attributable to common stockholders for the second quarter of 2014 included a net income from discontinued operations of $2.4 million. Loss from discontinued operations for the second quarter of 2015 included a non-cash asset impairment charge of $150,000 on our Perma-Fix Michigan, Inc. property and a penalty payment of approximately $201,200 in connection with certain alleged violations pertaining to our Perma-Fix of South Georgia, Inc. ("PFSG") subsidiary. Income from discontinued operations for the second quarter of 2014 included a gain on insurance settlement of approximately $3.5 million for our PFSG subsidiary.

The Company recorded Adjusted EBITDA of $2.0 million from continuing operations during the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as compared to Adjusted EBITDA loss of $426,000 for the same period of 2014. The Company defines EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA before research and development costs related to the Medical Isotope project and impairment charges on goodwill. Both EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measures of performance calculated in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America ("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 and Adjusted EBITDA is relevant and useful by enhancing the readers' ability to understand the Company's operating performance. The Company's management utilizes EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a means to measure performance. The Company's measurements of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similar titled measures reported by other companies. The table below reconciles EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, both non-GAAP measures, to GAAP numbers for income (loss) from continuing operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014.

        
   Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
   June 30,     June 30,  
(In thousands)    2015     2014     2015   2014  
Income (loss) from continuing operations  $ 407   $(2,361 ) $(1,606 ) $(6,063 )
   
   
Adjustments:                        
 Depreciation & amortization    943     1,098     1,909    2,309  
 Interest income    (11 )   (6 )   (20 )  (14 )
 Interest expense    140     214     267    367  
 Interest expense - financing fees    56     36     115    81  
 Income tax expense    36     30     71    60  
   
EBITDA    1,571     (989 )   736    (3,260 )
   
Research and development costs related to                        
 Medical Isotope project    432     183     827    317  
Impairment loss on goodwill    -     380     -    380  
   
Adjusted EBITDA  $ 2,003   $ (426 ) $ 1,563   $(2,563 )
                 

The tables below present certain unaudited financial information for the business segments, excluding allocation of corporate expenses and research and development costs related to our Medical Isotope project:

     Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
     June 30, 2015     June 30, 2015  
(In thousands)    Treatment    Services     Treatment     Services  
Net revenues  $ 11,087  $ 5,267   $ 20,836   $ 9,119  
Gross profit    3,335    697     4,570     940  
Segment profit (loss)    2,258    60     2,443     (241 )
   
     Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
     June 30, 2014     June 30, 2014  
(In thousands)    Treatment    Services     Treatment     Services  
Net revenues  $ 9,396  $ 3,261   $ 17,068   $ 6,133  
Gross profit    1,325    232     1,435     215  
Segment profit (loss)    166    (944 )   (1,007 )   (1,992 )
                         

Conference Call

Perma-Fix will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, August 6, 2015. 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 +1 201-689-8565 for international callers. The conference call will be led by Dr. Louis F. Centofanti, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Ben Naccarato, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, of Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc.

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 September 6, and can be accessed by calling: (877) 660-6853 (U.S. callers) or +1 201-612-7415 (international callers) and entering conference ID: 13616885.

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 Department of Energy ("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.

Through its subsidiary, Perma-Fix Medical S.A., the Company has also developed a new process to produce Tc-99m, the most widely used medical isotope in the world. The new process is expected to solve worldwide shortages of Tc-99m as it is less expensive, does not require the use of government-subsidized, weapons-grade materials and can be easily deployed around the world.

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: we anticipate continued improvement in both revenue and profitability in the second half of the year; and reaffirm our prior guidance for adjusted EBITDA in the range of $6 million to $7 million. 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 technology; 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 funding for the DOD's and DOE's remediation projects; ability to obtain new foreign and domestic remediation contracts; commercialization of Tc-99m; and the "Risk Factors" discussed in, and the additional factors referred to under "Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" of our 2014 Form 10-K and Forms 10-Q for quarters ended March 31, 2015 and June 30, 2015. 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)    2015     2014     2015     2014  
   
Net revenues  $ 16,354   $ 12,657   $ 29,955   $ 23,201  
Cost of goods sold    12,322     11,100     24,445     21,551  
 Gross profit    4,032     1,557     5,510     1,650  
   
Selling, general and administrative expenses    2,905     2,970     5,776     6,182  
Research and development    514     317     918     687  
Impairment loss on goodwill    -     380     -     380  
Gain on disposal of property and equipment    -     (16 )   -     (16 )
 Income (loss) from operations    613     (2,094 )   (1,184 )   (5,583 )
   
Other income (expense):                         
Interest income    11     6     20     14  
Interest expense    (140 )   (214 )   (267 )   (367 )
Interest expense-financing fees    (56 )   (36 )   (115 )   (81 )
Foreign currency loss    -     -     (4 )   -  
Other    15     7     15     14  
Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes    443     (2,331 )   (1,535 )   (6,003 )
Income tax expense    36     30     71     60  
Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of taxes    407     (2,361 )   (1,606 )   (6,063 )
   
(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of taxes    (713 )   2,372     (936 )   2,105  
 Net (loss) income    (306 )   11     (2,542 )   (3,958 )
   
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest    (152 )   -     (324 )   -  
   
Net (loss) income attributable to Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. common stockholders  $ (154 ) $ 11   $ (2,218 ) $ (3,958 )
   
Net income (loss) per common share attributable to Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. stockholders - basic and diluted:                         
Continuing operations  $ .05   $ (.21 ) $ (.11 ) $ (.53 )
Discontinued operations    (.06 )   .21     (.08 )   .18  
 Net loss per common share  $ (.01 ) $ -   $ (.19 ) $ (.35 )
   
Number of common shares used in computing net income (loss) per share:                         
Basic    11,505     11,433     11,496     11,426  
Diluted    11,536     11,433     11,496     11,426  
           

PERMA-FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(UNAUDITED)

  
   
     June 30,     December 31,  
(Amounts in Thousands, Except for Share and Per Share Amounts)    2015     2014  
ASSETS             
Current assets:             
 Cash and equivalents  $ 1,193   $ 3,765  
 Account receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,886 and $2,170    9,615     8,272  
 Unbilled receivables    5,865     7,177  
 Other current assets    3,217     3,508  
 Deferred tax assets - current    385     385  
 Assets of discontinued operations included in current assets, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $0 for each period    22     20  
  Total current assets    20,297     23,127  
   
Net property and equipment    21,271     22,824  
Property and equipment of discontinued operations, net of accumulated depreciation of $10 for each period    531     681  
Intangibles and other assets    41,747     42,004  
  Total assets  $ 83,846   $ 88,636  
   
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY             
Current liabilities  $ 18,153   $ 20,233  
Current liabilities related to discontinued operations    2,043     2,137  
  Total current liabilities    20,196     22,370  
Long-term liabilities    18,996     19,341  
Long-term liabilities related to discontinued operations    675     590  
  Total liabilities    39,867     42,301  
Commitments and Contingencies             
Series B 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 plus accrued and unpaid dividends of $835 and $803, respectively    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; 30,000,000 shares authorized; 11,512,783 and 11,476,485 shares issued, respectively; 11,505,141 and 11,468,843 shares outstanding, respectively    11      11  
 Additional paid-in capital    103,958     103,765  
 Accumulated deficit    (61,976 )   (59,758 )
 Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income    (63 )   11  
 Less Common Stock in treasury at cost: 7,642 shares    (88 )   (88 )
  Total Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. stockholders' equity    41,842     43,941  
 Non-controlling interest    852     1,109  
   Total stockholders' equity    42,694     45,050  
            
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity 83,846   $88,636 

Contact Information

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

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