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DXP Enterprises Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

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  • $127.5 million in cash and cash equivalents

  • $245.6 million in sales

  • GAAP diluted EPS of $0.02, including significant tax reserves due to proposed state tax positions ($0.06 per share)

  • Free cash flow for the quarter of $11.2 million

DXP Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXPE) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. The following are results for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2020, where appropriate. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures can be found in the back of this press release.

First Quarter 2021 financial highlights:

  • Sales increased 5.6 percent sequentially to $245.6 million, compared to $232.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 and decreased 18.4% compared to $301.0 million for the first quarter of 2020.

  • Earnings per diluted share for the first quarter was $0.02 based upon 20.0 million diluted shares, compared to $0.31 per share in the first quarter of March 31, 2020, based on 18.6 million diluted shares.

  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) for the first quarter of 2021 was $13.9 million compared to $13.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 and $18.8 million for the first quarter of 2020.

Post-Quarter highlights:

  • Closed acquisition of Carter & Verplanck

  • Furthers efforts to diversify DXP end markets and create national water and wastewater platform

David R. Little, Chairman and CEO commented, "Our first quarter results reflect sequential sales growth driven by acquisitions, strong free cash flow and continued efforts to match costs to the demand of our business. We are encouraged by the sequential increases. As we look ahead to the rest of 2021, we remain optimistic that the global and U.S. economy will recover from the impact of the pandemic, in particularly, oil demand and capital projects spending which typically lags most cycles. Thank you to all our customers, vendors and DXPeople for the support and efforts in keeping safety at the forefront. DXP’s first quarter 2021 sales were $245.6 million, or a 5.6 percent increase over the fourth quarter. DXP’s industrial end markets, which is 67 percent of our business (including the recent acquisitions), appears to have found some legs and shows signs of positive upward movement. During the first quarter, sales were $186.4 million for Service Centers, $36.0 million for Supply Chain Services and $23.2 million for Innovative Pumping Solutions.

We continue to anticipate a better fiscal year 2021. As such, we remain focused on improving our ability to serve existing and new customers, continuing to focus on enhancing and improving our operational execution, investing in products and people and strategically aligning DXP for the future."

Kent Yee, CFO commented, "Our first quarter sequential increase of 5.6 percent was great to see in addition to the $11.2 million of free cash flow. We see bright spots as the world attempts to recover from the global pandemic and vaccination efforts increase. As of March 31, 2021, we had $127.5 million in cash and cash equivalents on the balance sheet. Our senior leverage was 2.82:1, well under our covenant of 5.75:1. We continue to execute our acquisition strategy and diversify our end market exposure. We are excited by the tone at DXP and anticipate that this should continue to show in our financial results. We anticipate the second half of the year to be stronger than the first half as momentum builds."

Financial Strength and Liquidity

Net debt, calculated as total long-term debt, net of cash and cash equivalents, on our balance sheet as of March 31, 2021, was down to $201.7 million compared to $212.6 million at December 31, 2020. As of March 31, 2021, DXP has approximately $258.6 million in liquidity, consisting of $127.4 million in cash on hand and approximately $131.2 million in availability under our ABL facility.

We will host a conference call regarding March 31, 2021 first quarter results on the Company’s website (www.dxpe.com) Friday, May 7, 2021 at 10:30 am CST. Web participants are encouraged to go to the Company’s website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. The online archived replay will be available immediately after the conference call at www.dxpe.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

DXP supplements reporting of net income with non-GAAP measurements, including EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, non-GAAP net income and net debt. This supplemental information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the unaudited GAAP measurements. Additional information regarding EBITDA, free cash flow and non-GAAP net income referred to in this press release are included below under "Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Information."

The Company believes EBITDA provides additional information about: (i) operating performance, because it assists in comparing the operating performance of the business, as it removes the impact of non-cash depreciation and amortization expense as well as items not directly resulting from core operations such as interest expense and income taxes and (ii) the performance and the effectiveness of operational strategies. Additionally, EBITDA performance is a component of a measure of the Company’s financial covenants under its credit facility. Furthermore, some investors use EBITDA as a supplemental measure to evaluate the overall operating performance of companies in the industry. Management believes that some investors’ understanding of performance is enhanced by including this non-GAAP financial measure as a reasonable basis for comparing ongoing results of operations. By providing this non-GAAP financial measure, together with a reconciliation from net income, the Company believes it is enhancing investors’ understanding of the business and results of operations, as well as assisting investors in evaluating how well the Company is executing strategic initiatives.

About DXP Enterprises, Inc.

DXP Enterprises, Inc. is a leading products and service distributor that adds value and total cost savings solutions to industrial customers throughout the United States, Canada and Dubai. DXP provides innovative pumping solutions, supply chain services and maintenance, repair, operating and production ("MROP") services that emphasize and utilize DXP’s vast product knowledge and technical expertise in rotating equipment, bearings, power transmission, metal working, industrial supplies and safety products and services. DXP’s breadth of MROP products and service solutions allows DXP to be flexible and customer-driven, creating competitive advantages for our customers. DXP’s business segments include Service Centers, Innovative Pumping Solutions and Supply Chain Services. For more information, go to www.dxpe.com.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe-harbor" for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this press release (as well as information included in oral statements or other written statements made by or to be made by the Company) contains statements that are forward-looking. These forward-looking statements include without limitation those about the Company’s expectations regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of low commodity prices of oil and gas; the Company’s business, the Company’s future profitability, cash flow, liquidity, and growth. Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future; and accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of the Company. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to; decreases in oil and natural gas prices; decreases in oil and natural gas industry expenditure levels, which may result from decreased oil and natural gas prices or other factors; ability to obtain needed capital, dependence on existing management, leverage and debt service, domestic or global economic conditions, economic risks related to the impact of COVID-19, ability to manage changes and the continued health or availability of management personnel and changes in customer preferences and attitudes. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, but not limited to, "may," "will," "should," "intend," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "goal," or "continue" or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. For more information, review the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect the Company’s business and financial results is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including in the "Risk Factors" and "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of the Company’s most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

DXP ENTERPRISES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

($ thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2021

2020

Sales

$

245,616

$

300,983

Cost of sales

174,007

216,998

Gross profit

71,609

83,985

Selling, general and administrative expenses

65,397

73,070

Impairment and other charges

Operating income

6,212

10,915

Other income

(430)

(834)

Interest expense

5,243

4,377

Income before income taxes

1,399

7,372

Provision for income taxes*

1,271

1,724

Net income

128

5,648

Net loss attributable to NCI**

(212)

(62)

Net income attributable to DXP Enterprises, Inc.

340

5,710

Preferred stock dividend

23

23

Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

317

$

5,687

Diluted earnings per share attributable to DXP Enterprises, Inc.

$

0.02

$

0.31

Weighted average common shares and common equivalent shares outstanding

20,026

18,553

*DXP recorded a reserve against its Texas R&D tax credit due to significant proposed amendments to R&D franchise tax credits by the state of Texas that resulted in an unusually high effective tax rate for the period ended March 31, 2021.

**NCI represents non-controlling interest

Business segment financial highlights:

  • Service Centers’ revenue for the first quarter was $186.4 million, a 15.6 percent sequential increase and an increase of 2.1 percent year-over-year with a 11.9 percent operating income margin.

  • Innovative Pumping Solutions’ revenue for the first quarter was $23.2 million, a sequential decrease of 34.7 percent and a decrease of 66.8 percent year-over-year with a 4.1 percent operating income margin.

  • Supply Chain Services’ revenue for the first quarter was $36.0 million, a 0.5 percent sequential increase and a decrease of 25.6 percent year-over-year with a 6.5 percent operating income margin.

SEGMENT DATA
($ thousands, unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30,

Sales

2021

2020

Service Centers

$

186,398

$

182,585

Innovative Pumping Solutions

23,245

70,021

Supply Chain Services

35,973

48,377

Total DXP Sales

$

245,616

$

300,983

Three Months Ended March 31,

Operating Income

2021

2020

Service Centers

$

22,116

$

16,926

Innovative Pumping Solutions

947

10,428

Supply Chain Services

2,323

3,755

Total segments operating income

$

25,386

$

31,109

Reconciliation of Operating Income for Reportable Segments
($ thousands, unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2021

2020

Operating income for reportable segments

$

25,386

$

31,109

Adjustment for:

Amortization of intangibles

4,146

3,197

Corporate expenses

15,028

16,997

Total operating income

$

6,212

$

10,915

Interest expense

5,243

4,377

Other income

(430)

(834)

Income before income taxes

$

1,399

$

7,372

Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Information
($ thousands, unaudited)

The following table is a reconciliation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, to income before taxes, calculated and reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Three Months Ended March 31,

2021

2020

Income before income taxes

1,399

7,372

Plus: interest expense

5,243

4,377

Plus: depreciation and amortization

6,626

6,025

EBITDA

$

13,268

$

17,774

Plus: NCI loss income before tax*

283

82

Plus: stock compensation expense

380

904

Adjusted EBITDA

$

13,931

$

18,760

* NCI represents non-controlling interest

DXP ENTERPRISES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
($ thousands, except per share amounts)

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash

$

127,361

$

117,353

Restricted cash

91

91

Accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts

168,003

163,429

Inventories

103,407

97,071

Costs and estimated profits in excess of billings

14,415

18,459

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

7,534

4,548

Federal income taxes receivable

5,773

5,632

Total current assets

$

426,584

$

406,583

Property and equipment, net

54,110

56,899

Goodwill

248,499

248,339

Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization

76,008

80,088

Operating lease right-of-use assets

59,949

55,188

Other long-term assets

4,332

4,764

Total assets

$

869,482

$

851,861

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Current maturities of long-term debt

$

3,300

$

3,300

Trade accounts payable

81,595

75,744

Accrued wages and benefits

19,179

20,621

Customer advances

3,967

3,688

Billings in excess of costs and estimated profits

5,950

4,061

Current-portion operating lease liabilities

17,590

15,891

Other current liabilities

21,775

20,834

Total current liabilities

$

153,356

$

144,139

Long-term debt, less unamortized debt issuance costs

316,741

317,139

Long-term operating lease liabilities

41,267

38,010

Other long-term liabilities

2,930

2,930

Deferred income taxes

2,248

1,777

Total long-term liabilities

$

363,186

$

359,856

Total Liabilities

$

516,542

$

503,995

Equity:

Total DXP Enterprises, Inc. equity

352,354

347,068

Non-controlling interest

586

798

Total Equity

$

352,940

$

347,866

Total liabilities and equity

$

869,482

$

851,861

Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Information
($ thousands, unaudited)

The following table is a reconciliation of free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure, to cash flow from operating activities, calculated and reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Three Months Ended March 31,

2021

2020

Net cash from operating activities

$

10,552

$

(1,612)

Less: purchases of property and equipment

680

3,235

Plus: proceeds from sales of property and equipment

1,297

Free cash flow

$

11,169

$

(4,847)

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Contacts

Kent Yee (713) 996-4700
Senior Vice President, CFO
www.dxpe.com