EnergySolutions Announces Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2012) -  EnergySolutions, Inc. (NYSE: ES) (the "Company"), a leading provider of specialized, technology-based nuclear services, announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Third Quarter 2012 Summary

  • Revenue of $444.2 million
  • Net income attributable to EnergySolutions of $10.1 million, or $0.11 per share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $42.7 million

Third Quarter 2012 Results

Revenue for the third quarter of 2012 increased to $444.2 million, compared with revenue of $421.0 million in the third quarter of 2011. Net income attributable to EnergySolutions for the third quarter of 2012 was $10.1 million, or $0.11 per share, compared to a net loss attributable to EnergySolutions of $3.8 million, or $0.04 per share, for the third quarter of 2011. 

Gross profit increased to $46.2 million, compared with $37.1 million for the third quarter of 2011, primarily as a result of the ramp up of projects in Asia. Selling, general, and administrative expenses decreased slightly to $31.8 million, from $32.2 million in the third quarter of 2011 and included $3.3 million of restructuring charges in the third quarter of 2012.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA were $42.4 million and $42.7 million, respectively, compared with $23.5 million and $36.0 million, respectively, for the third quarter of 2011. Adjusted EBITDA in the quarter excludes $10.7 million of restructuring and other non-recurring charges which include severance costs, legal settlements and other real estate transactions. Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the attached Table 4. 

Business Segments -- Third Quarter 2012

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 third quarter totaled $400.2 million, compared with $369.3 million in the third quarter of 2011. The $30.9 million increase in revenue was due primarily to growth from International activities primarily in Asia, partially off-set by declines in disposal operations as discussed below. 

Global Commercial Group income from operations for the third quarter of 2012 totaled $26.2 million, compared with $18.3 million for the third quarter of 2011. Operating margins increased to 6.5% for the third quarter of 2012, compared to 5.0% for the third quarter of 2011 due primarily to higher revenue and earnings on projects in Asia.

Commercial Services

Within the Global Commercial Group, revenue from Commercial Services for the third quarter of 2012 totaled $48.6 million, compared with $47.1 million for the third quarter of 2011. The increase in revenue was due primarily to new support work in utility services.

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2012 increased $3.8 million to $4.7 million, compared with gross profit of $0.9 million in the third quarter of 2011, primarily as a result of higher ARO gain and lower accretion expense associated with the Zion project. Gross margin was 9.8% for the third quarter of 2012, compared with 1.9% for the third quarter of 2011.

Logistics, Processing and Disposal

Revenue from the Logistics, Processing and Disposal ("LP&D") operations for the third quarter totaled $62.4 million, compared to $64.7 million in the third quarter of 2011. The decrease in revenue was due primarily to lower waste disposal volumes from U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") projects due in part to a decrease in government stimulus funding and commercial customers, partially offset by increased processing and logistics revenue. Gross profit and gross margin for the third quarter of 2012 were $21.5 million and 34.5%, respectively, compared with $24.3 million and 37.6% for the third quarter of 2011. 

International

Revenue from International operations for the third quarter totaled $289.1 million, compared to $257.5 million for the third quarter of 2011. The $31.7 million increase was due largely to product and design activities to support clean up operations in Japan and Korea. Gross profit for the third quarter totaled $11.7 million, compared with $5.2 million for the third quarter of 2011. Gross margin increased to 4.1% for the third quarter compared with 2.0% for the third quarter of 2011, due primarily to the higher margin activities and products associated with our work in Asia. 

Government Group

Government Group revenue for the third quarter of 2012 totaled $44.0 million, compared with $51.7 million in the third quarter of 2011. The decrease in revenue was due primarily to the completion of our Atlas mill tailings clean-up project in Moab, Utah, partially off-set by increases in engineering and technology projects. 

Income from operations for the Government Group in the third quarter was $6.0 million, compared to $3.4 million for the third quarter of 2011.The increased income was due primarily to the roll off of lower margin projects associated with government stimulus funding, higher margin new projects and lower SG&A costs.

Outlook and Guidance

"We are pleased with the progress that we made on a number of fronts to improve our margins and increase our profitability," said David Lockwood, President and Chief Executive Officer of EnergySolutions. "With the recently announced cost savings and other efforts, we are putting in place the building blocks and business plans that will be the foundation for more profitable growth in 2013 and beyond. We reaffirm the Adjusted EBITDA guidance that we provided last quarter of $130 to $140 million for 2012."

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 2012, strategic initiatives, and expectations for 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) the uncertainty regarding the outcome and timing of contract negotiations with the DOE, (b) 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, (c) 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, (d) current regulatory initiatives, including the importation of nuclear waste into the U.S. and the disposal and storage of depleted uranium, (e) the weakening of the pound sterling and the related currency translation impact on our business if the currency continues to weaken, (f) adverse public reaction that could lead to increased regulation or limitations on our activities, (g) uncertainty regarding the impact on our business of increased regulatory scrutiny of the nuclear waste industry in the U.S. and U.K., (h) decisions by our customers to reduce, delay or halt their spending on nuclear services, (i) decisions by our commercial customers to store radioactive materials on-site rather than dispose of radioactive materials at one of our facilities, (j) the adverse impact of current or future financial conditions on the value of decommissioning trust funds, and (k) 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 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revision to any of these forward-looking statements.

Conference Call Details

The EnergySolutions 2012 third quarter teleconference and webcast are scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. ET, on Thursday, November 8, 2012.

Hosting the call will be David Lockwood, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Greg Wood, Chief Financial Officer.

To participate in the event by telephone, please dial (877) 251-1860 five to ten minutes prior to the start time (to allow time for registration) and reference the conference pass-code 50987710. International callers should dial (253) 237-1173 and enter the same pass-code.

A replay of the call will be available for one week beginning on Thursday, November 8. To access the replay, dial (855) 859-2056 and enter pass-code 50987710. International callers should dial (404) 537-3406 and enter the same pass-code.

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

   
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)  
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)  
                       
  For the Quarter    For the Nine Month Period 
  Ended September 30     Ended September 30  
  2012     2011     2012     2011  
                               
Revenue $ 444,157     $ 421,027     $ 1,327,470     $ 1,346,967  
Cost of revenue   (398,000 )     (383,942 )     (1,213,730 )     (1,227,914 )
                               
  Gross profit   46,157       37,085       113,740       119,053  
                               
Selling, general and administrative expenses   (31,779 )     (32,165 )     (99,661 )     (96,157 )
Equity in income of unconsolidated joint ventures   4,286       5,714       7,422       9,995  
                               
  Income from operations   18,664       10,634       21,501       32,891  
                               
Interest expense   (17,636 )     (18,201 )     (52,822 )     (54,850 )
Other income, net   12,368       2,500       46,093       35,078  
                               
  Income (loss) before income taxes and noncontrolling interests   13,396       (5,067 )     14,772       13,119  
                               
Income tax expense   (3,347 )     2,218       20       (4,514 )
                               
  Net income (loss)   10,049       (2,849 )     14,792       8,605  
                               
Less: Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   3       (979 )     35       (2,020 )
                               
  Net income (loss) attributable to EnergySolutions $ 10,052     $ (3,828 )   $ 14,827     $ 6,585  
                               
Net income (loss) attributable to EnergySolutions per share:                              
  Basic $ 0.11     $ (0.04 )   $ 0.17     $ 0.07  
  Diluted $ 0.11     $ (0.04 )   $ 0.17     $ 0.07  
                               
Number of shares used in per share calculations:                              
  Basic   89,993,618       88,845,102       89,432,722       88,775,360  
  Diluted   89,993,618       88,845,102       89,432,722       88,777,647  
                                 
                                 

Table 2 

ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(dollars in thousands)
           
ASSETS   September 30, 2012   December 31, 2011
  Current assets:     (Unaudited)      
    Cash and cash equivalents   $ 87,913   $ 77,213
    Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts     280,441     302,203
    Nuclear decommissioning trust fund investments     144,481     174,270
    Other current assets     244,275     281,822
      Total current assets     757,110     835,508
             
  Property, plant & equipment, net     120,633     126,609
  Goodwill     308,281     306,358
  Other intangible assets,net     244,560     260,879
  Nuclear decommissioning trust fund investments     477,993     523,326
  Restricted cash and decontamination and decommissioning deposits     331,447     332,918
  Deferred Costs     401,671     465,577
  Other noncurrent assets     211,184     164,758
             
      Total assets   $ 2,852,879   $ 3,015,933
             
LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY            
  Current liabilities:            
    Current portion of long-term debt   $ 3,969   $ -
    Accounts payable     109,388     140,951
    Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     193,371     230,698
    Facility and equipment decontamination and decommissioning liabilities     136,993     160,520
    Unearned revenue, current portion     155,229     159,112
      Total current liabilities     598,950     691,281
             
  Long-term debt, less current portion     810,624     812,734
  Facility and equipment decontamination and decommissioning liabilities     535,940     598,530
  Unearned revenue     409,518     469,497
  Other noncurrent liabilities     186,076     158,634
             
      Total liabilities     2,541,108     2,730,676
             
  EnergySolutions stockholders' equity     311,253     284,546
  Noncontrolling interests     518     711
             
      Total stockholders' equity     311,771     285,257
             
      Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 2,852,879   $ 3,015,933
                   
                   

Table 3 

ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)  
(dollars in thousands)  
           
  For the Nine Month Period  
  Ended September 30  
  2012     2011  
               
Cash Provided by Operating Activities $ 15,766     $ 12,493  
               
Investing Activities              
  Purchases of property, plant and equipment   (14,588 )     (15,309 )
  Purchase and sale of investments in nuclear decommissioning trust fund   2,865       3,269  
  Purchases of intangible assets and noncontrolling interests   (763 )     (610 )
  Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment   5,317       235  
Cash Used in Investing Activities   (7,169 )     (12,415 )
               
Financing Activities              
  Repayments of long-term debt   -       (15,200 )
  Other items   590       (2,221 )
Cash Used in Financing Activities   590       (17,421 )
               
Effect of Exchange Rate on Cash   1,513       (1,471 )
               
Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 10,700     $ (18,814 )
               
               
Amortization of Intangible Assets $ 19,400     $ 19,627  
Depreciation $ 14,721     $ 15,990  
               
               

Table 4 

ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC.  
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation  
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)  
   
  For the Quarter    For the Nine Month Period 
  Ended September 30     Ended September 30  
  2012     2011     2012     2011  
                               
Reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to EnergySolutions to EBITDA:                              
  Net income (loss) attributable to EnergySolutions $ 10,052     $ (3,828 )   $ 14,827     $ 6,585  
  Interest expense   17,636       18,201       52,822       54,850  
  Interest rate swap loss (gain)   -       -       -       -  
  Income tax expense (benefit)   3,347       (2,218 )     (20 )     4,514  
  Depreciation expense   4,901       4,807       14,721       15,990  
  Amortization of intangible assets   6,471       6,523       19,400       19,627  
    EBITDA $ 42,407     $ 23,485     $ 101,750     $ 101,566  
                               
  Accretion expense   7,498       7,982       22,479       23,944  
  Nuclear decommissioning trust fund earnings, net   (19,695 )     1,299       (52,099 )     (31,474 )
  Equity-based compensation   1,785       3,211       5,168       8,602  
  Restructuring and other non-recurring charges   10,662       -       16,808       -  
    Adjusted EBITDA $ 42,657     $ 35,977     $ 94,106     $ 102,638  
                                   
                                   

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 equity-based compensation expense and, non-cash accretion expense, plus or minus nuclear decommissioning trust fund gains or losses net of management fees, restructuring costs and one-time settlements and other non-recurring charges. Beginning in 2011, we have included the changes in ARO cost estimates for the Zion Project as an adjustment to EBITDA to remove certain effects of ARO accounting from this measure. 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 flows, 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.

Table 5

ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC.  
REPORTING SEGMENT INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)  
(dollars in thousands)  
   
  For the Quarter    For the Nine Month Period 
  Ended September 30,     Ended September 30  
  2012     2011     2012     2011  
                               
Revenue                              
Government Group $ 43,972     $ 51,726     $ 124,744     $ 185,485  
Global Commercial Group                              
  Commercial Services   48,631       47,110       129,110       141,402  
  LP&D   62,407       64,736       155,768       181,434  
  International   289,147       257,455       917,848       838,646  
    Total Revenue $ 444,157     $ 421,027     $ 1,327,470     $ 1,346,967  
                               
                               
Gross Profit                              
Government Group $ 8,171     $ 6,638     $ 14,516     $ 16,755  
Global Commercial Group                              
  Commercial Services   4,748       913       11,474       9,698  
  LP&D   21,517       24,340       37,486       53,810  
  International Operations   11,721       5,194       50,264       38,790  
    Total Gross Profit $ 46,157     $ 37,085     $ 113,740     $ 119,053  
                               
                               
Income from Operations                              
Government Group $ 6,016     $ 3,372     $ 5,726     $ 5,730  
Global Commercial Group   26,189       18,293       66,927       64,511  
                               
Group Operating Income   32,205       21,665       72,653       70,241  
Corporate selling, general and administrative expenses   (17,827 )     (16,745 )     (58,574 )     (47,345 )
Impairment of goodwill   -       -       -       -  
Equity in income of unconsolidated joint ventures   4,286       5,714       7,422       9,995  
  Total Income from Operations $ 18,664     $ 10,634     $ 21,501     $ 32,891  
                                 
                                 
Contact:
For more information, please contact:
Richard Putnam
EnergySolutions, Inc.
(801) 649-2000
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