Primoris Services Corporation
Nov 5, 2015

Primoris Services Corporation Announces 2015 Third Quarter Financial Results

Board of Directors Authorizes Quarterly Cash Dividend

Financial Highlights

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Primoris Services Corporation (NASDAQ GS:PRIM) ("Primoris" or "Company") today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

The Company also announced that on November 3, 2015, its Board of Directors authorized payment of a $0.055 per share cash dividend to stockholders of record December 31, 2015, payable on or about January 15, 2016.

David King, President and Chief Executive Officer of Primoris, commented, "Primoris' third quarter results demonstrate the strength of our diverse company. We continued our focus on strong execution fundamentals, delivering better margins while also positioning for new project opportunities into 2016 and beyond. In the quarter, we made significant inroads on several of our previously weather-delayed projects. The increased productivity is apparent in our gross profit, which increased as a percentage of revenues both sequentially and year-over-year."

Mr. King continued, "As we look at our distribution and midstream pipeline businesses over the next four quarters, their market opportunities look significantly larger than any in Primoris' history. These are end markets that typically do not have much activity during the winter months, but they should be a material contributor to earnings during the second half of 2016. We also see opportunity for organic revenue growth in our industrial, power, LNG, and heavy civil businesses, and we are actively bidding on jobs that could add profitable growth to our bottom line."

Mr. King concluded, "We are pleased with our third quarter performance after a challenging start to the year. We will continue to deliver value to our shareholders by pursuing judicious opportunities and investing in our businesses. Our diverse business model remains a source of strength as we look to continue our revenue and earnings growth into 2016."

2015 THIRD QUARTER RESULTS OVERVIEW

Revenues in the third quarter 2015 decreased by $57.3 million to $555.9 million compared to the same period in 2014. Third quarter 2015 revenues were impacted by the delay in certain capital projects as a result of lower oil prices and as a result of close-outs of large projects in the prior year. Gross profit for the third quarter 2015 decreased by $3.8 million compared to the same period in 2014, due to the lower revenues in the quarter, while gross profit as a percentage of revenue increased to 12.9% in the third quarter of 2015, compared to 12.3% in the third quarter of 2014.

From an end-market perspective, our revenues during the third quarter 2015 decreased by $50.0 million for underground capital projects, and industrial end-market revenues decreased by $65.4 million, as compared to the third quarter 2014. Revenues increased for the third quarter 2015 in our heavy civil end-market by $44.5 million, in our underground utility end-market by $2.8 million, in the engineering end-market by $0.3 million, and by $10.5 million in our other end-markets, as compared to the third quarter 2014.

SEGMENT RESULTS

In the third quarter 2014, the Company reorganized its business segments to match the change in the Company's internal organization and management structure. The current operating segments include: the West Construction Services Segment, the East Construction Services Segment, and the Energy Segment (which includes the previous Engineering segment). All prior period amounts related to segment operations have been reclassified throughout this press release to reflect the new operating segments.

 
 

Segment Revenues

(in thousands, except %)

     
For the three months ended September 30,
2015

Unaudited

    2014

Unaudited

  % of     % of
Total Total

Segment

Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue
 
West $ 258,414 46.5% $ 289,405 47.2%
East 183,635 33.0% 135,450 22.1%
Energy   113,896 20.5%   188,382 30.7%

Total

$

555,945

100.0%

$

613,237

100.0%

 

For the nine months ended September 30,

2015

Unaudited

2014

Unaudited

% of % of
Total Total

Segment

Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue
 
West $ 684,798 47.8% $ 747,823 46.8%
East 462,222 32.3% 360,975 22.6%
Energy   285,250 19.9%   489,804 30.6%
Total $ 1,432,270 100.0% $ 1,598,602 100.0%
 
 

Segment Gross Profit

(in thousands, except %)

 
For the three months ended September 30,
2015

Unaudited

2014

Unaudited

% of % of
Gross Segment Gross Segment

Segment

Profit Revenue Profit Revenue
 
West $ 39,810 15.4% $ 46,240 16.0%
East 15,400 8.4% 9,110 6.7%
Energy   16,437 14.4%   20,123 10.7%
Total $ 71,647 12.9% $ 75,473 12.3%
 
For the nine months ended September 30,
2015

Unaudited

2014

Unaudited

% of % of
Gross Segment Gross Segment

Segment

Profit Revenue Profit Revenue
 
West $ 91,718 13.4% $ 115,723 15.5%
East 33,623 7.3% 24,595 6.8%
Energy   30,807 10.8%   46,106 9.4%
Total $ 156,148 10.9% $ 186,424 11.7%
 

West Segment: Revenues for the West segment decreased by $31.0 million in the third quarter 2015, compared to the same period in 2014. The primary reason for the decrease was the 2014 completion of two large industrial projects at ARB and the substantial completion of a large pipeline project at Rockford. The decrease was somewhat offset by increased work at Q3C, primarily attributable to additional work for its largest customer. Gross profit for the West segment decreased by $6.4 million in the third quarter 2015, compared to the same period in 2014. The primary reason for the decrease was the completion of a pipeline upgrade job at ARB Underground, which experienced better than expected productivity.

East Segment: Revenues in the East segment increased by $48.2 million in the third quarter 2015, compared to the same period in 2014. The primary reason for the increase was increased revenue from a large petrochemical project in Louisiana for James Construction Group's Infrastructure & Maintenance division. Revenue at the other East segment subsidiaries also increased. Gross profit for the East segment increased by $6.3 million in the third quarter 2015, compared to the same period in 2014. The primary reason for the increase was the increased volume from the large petrochemical project in Louisiana.

Energy Segment: Revenues in the Energy segment decreased by $74.5 million in the third quarter 2015, compared to the same period in 2014. The primary reason for the decrease was decreased revenues in the industrial and pipeline end-markets. The industrial end-market decline was related to the completion of a large fertilizer plant project in 2014. For the pipeline end-market, the revenue reduction was largely from the completion of a pipeline project in 2014, which we have not replaced with another major capital pipeline project, a consequence of the uncertainties associated with the lower price of oil. Gross profit for the Energy segment decreased by $3.7 million in the third quarter 2015, compared to the same period in 2014, primarily as a result of the decline in revenues.

Selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A") were $38.5 million, or 6.9% of revenues for the third quarter 2015, compared to $36.2 million, or 5.9% of revenues for the third quarter 2014. The increase in SG&A for the quarter is largely due to $1.2 million of SG&A from the acquisitions of Vadnais and Aevenia. The remaining increases in SG&A expense relate primarily to expenses associated with increased staffing levels compared to the third quarter 2014.

Operating income for the third quarter 2015 was $33.1 million, or 6.0% of total revenues, compared to $39.3 million, or 6.4% of total revenues, for the same period last year.

Net non-operating items in the third quarter 2015 resulted in expense of $2.3 million, compared to $3.2 million of income in the third quarter 2014.

The provision for income taxes for the third quarter 2015 was $11.8 million, compared to $15.1 million in the third quarter 2014. The effective tax rate on income attributable to Primoris for the first nine months of 2015 was 38.4%, compared to 37.7% in the first nine months of 2014.

Net income attributable to Primoris for the third quarter 2015 was $19.0 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, compared to net income attributable to Primoris of $27.4 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, in the same period in 2014.

Fully diluted weighted average shares outstanding for the third quarter increased slightly to 51.82 million from 51.76 million in the third quarter 2014.

OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Primoris' balance sheet at September 30, 2015 included cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments of $89.4 million, working capital of $259.8 million, total debt and capital leases of $254.9 million and stockholders' equity of $473.3 million. Primoris' tangible net worth at September 30, 2015 was $310.6 million. The balance sheet included a $1.5 million liability representing the estimated fair value of earnout payments for the financial performance of the Vadnais and Surber acquisitions.

Based on current projects in backlog and anticipated levels of customer maintenance, MSA spending, and new project awards, the Company estimates that for the four quarters ending September 30, 2016, net income attributable to Primoris will be between $1.15 and $1.30 per fully diluted share.

BACKLOG

      Backlog at September 30, 2015 (in millions)
       
Segment Fixed Backlog MSA Backlog Total Backlog
 
West $ 537 $ 412 $ 949
East 806 5 811
Energy   237       53     290
Total $ 1,580       470     2,050
 

At September 30, 2015, Fixed Backlog was $1.58 billion, compared to $1.55 billion at December 31, 2014. During the first nine months of 2015, approximately $405.5 million of revenue was recognized from non-Fixed Backlog projects.

At September 30, 2015, MSA Backlog was $469.4 million, compared to $444.9 million at December 31, 2014. MSA Backlog represents estimated MSA revenues for the next four quarters.

Total Backlog at September 30, 2015 was $2.05 billion, compared to $1.99 billion at December 31, 2014. We expect that during the next four quarters, we will recognize as revenue approximately 81% of the West segment Total Backlog, approximately 52% of the East segment Total Backlog, and approximately 100% of the Energy segment Total Backlog.

Backlog, including estimated MSA revenues, should not be considered a comprehensive indicator of future revenues, as a portion of Primoris' revenues are derived from projects that are not part of backlog, including time-and-equipment, time-and-materials, and cost-reimbursable-plus-fee contracts. All projects that are considered a part of Total Backlog may still be cancelled by our customers.

CONFERENCE CALL

David King, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Peter J. Moerbeek, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call today, Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 10:30 am Eastern Time / 9:30 am Central Time to discuss the results.

Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing:

If you are unable to participate in the live call, a replay will be available for approximately two weeks and may be accessed by dialing (877) 660-6853, passcode 13623785. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed and replayed through the Investor Relations section of Primoris' website at www.prim.com. Once at the Investor Relations section, please click on "Events & Presentations".

ABOUT PRIMORIS

Founded in 1960, Primoris, through various subsidiaries, has grown to become one of the largest publicly traded specialty construction and infrastructure companies in the United States. Serving diverse end-markets, Primoris provides a wide range of construction, fabrication, maintenance, replacement, water and wastewater, and engineering services to major public utilities, petrochemical companies, energy companies, municipalities, state departments of transportation, and other customers. Growing both organically and through acquisitions, the Company's national footprint now extends nearly nationwide and into Canada. For additional information, please visit www.prim.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including with regard to the Company's future performance. Words such as "estimated," "believes," "expects," "projects," "may," and "future" or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements inherently involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, including without limitation, those described in this press release and those detailed in the "Risk Factors" section and other portions of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2014, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Primoris does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

 
 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In Thousands, Except Share Amounts)

(Unaudited)

       

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2015     2014 2015     2014
 
Revenue $ 555,945 $ 613,237 $ 1,432,270 $ 1,598,602
Cost of revenue   484,298     537,764     1,276,122     1,412,178  
Gross profit 71,647 75,473 156,148 186,424
Selling, general and administrative expenses   38,545     36,162     110,852     99,087  
Operating income 33,102 39,311 45,296 87,337

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

Income from non-consolidated entities

- 5,250 - 5,264
Foreign exchange gain (loss) (721 ) (101 ) (425 ) 74

Other income (expense)

361 (201 ) 272 (642 )
Interest income 4 14 22 80
Interest expense   (1,903 )   (1,778 )   (5,563 )   (4,642 )
 
Income before provision for income taxes 30,843 42,495 39,602 87,471
 
Provision for income taxes   (11,764 )   (15,105 )   (15,159 )   (32,813 )
Net income $ 19,079 $ 27,390 $ 24,443 $ 54,658
 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (72 ) - (126 ) (432 )
 
Net income attributable to Primoris $ 19,007 $ 27,390 $ 24,317 $ 54,226
 
Earnings per share:
Basic: $ 0.37 $ 0.53 $ 0.47 $ 1.05
Diluted: $ 0.37 $ 0.53 $ 0.47 $ 1.05
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 51,672 51,606 51,637 51,622
Diluted 51,824 51,759 51,789 51,759
 
 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Thousands)

(Unaudited)

         
September 30, December 31,
2015 2014
ASSETS
 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 89,424 $ 139,465
Short-term investments - 30,992
Customer retention deposits and restricted cash 2,064 481
Accounts receivable, net 386,084 337,382
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings 116,517 68,654
Inventory and uninstalled contract materials 65,392 58,116
Deferred tax assets 13,555 13,555
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   31,071   31,720  
Total current assets 704,107 680,365
Property and equipment, net 286,386 271,431
Intangible assets, net 38,149 39,581
Goodwill 124,562 119,410
Other long-term assets   2,785   400  
Total assets $ 1,155,989 $ 1,111,187  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 134,205 $ 128,793
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings 144,837 158,595
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 113,589 83,401
Dividends payable 2,842 2,062
Current portion of capital leases 1,148 1,650
Current portion of long-term debt 47,288 38,909
Current portion of contingent earnout liabilities   349   5,901  
Total current liabilities 444,258 419,311
Long-term capital leases, net of current portion 105 657
Long-term debt, net of current portion 206,381 204,029
Deferred tax liabilities 19,484 19,484
Long-term contingent earnout liabilities, net of current portion 1,102 1,021

Other long-term liabilities

  11,332   12,899  
Total liabilities   682,662   657,401  
Stockholders' equity
Common stock 5 5
Additional paid-in capital 163,067 160,186
Retained earnings 310,191 293,628
Noncontrolling interests   64   (33 )
Total stockholders' equity   473,327   453,786  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 1,155,989 $ 1,111,187  
 
 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In Thousands)

(Unaudited)

     
Nine months Ended
September 30,

       2015       

   

       2014       

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 24,443 $ 54,658
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation 43,452 37,126
Amortization of intangible assets 5,082 5,632

Gain on sale of property and equipment

(901 ) (956 )
Income from non-consolidated entities - (5,264 )
Stock—based compensation expense 787 671
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Customer retention deposits and restricted cash (1,583 ) 4,893
Accounts receivable (45,968 ) (80,658 )
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings (47,561 ) (39,004 )
Other current assets (5,453 ) (5,787 )
Accounts payable 4,669 30,247
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings (14,657 ) (8,937 )
Contingent earnout liabilities (5,271 ) (4,358 )
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 31,712 9,301
Other long-term assets (2,385 ) 283
Other long-term liabilities   (3,067 )   -  

Net cash used in operating activities

(16,701 ) (2,153 )
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase of property and equipment (52,440 ) (64,540 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 6,139 3,848
Purchase of short-term investments - (3,525 )
Sale of short-term investments 30,992 20,131
Cash received for the sale of Alvah minority interest - 6,439
Cash paid for acquisitions   (22,302 )   (14,595 )
Net cash used in investing activities (37,611 ) (52,242 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 42,328 39,700
Repayment of capital leases (1,086 ) (2,778 )
Repayment of long-term debt (31,597 ) (26,345 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock purchased under a long-term incentive plan 1,621 1,671
Dividends paid (6,966 ) (5,421 )
Cash distribution to non-controlling interest holder (29 ) (1,515 )
Repurchase of Common Stock   -     (2,844 )

Net cash provided by financing activities

4,271 2,468
 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (50,041 ) (51,927 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period   139,465     196,077  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period $ 89,424   $ 144,150  

Primoris Services Corporation
Peter J. Moerbeek, 214-740-5602
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
pmoerbeek@prim.com
or
Kate Tholking, 214-740-5615
Director of Investor Relations
ktholking@prim.com

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