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  • Matrix Service Co (MTRX) Q1 2021 Earnings Call Transcript
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    Matrix Service Co (MTRX) Q1 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

    Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Matrix Service Company First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Earnings Conference Call. Participants on today's call will include John Hewitt, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Kevin Cavanah, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

  • Matrix Service Company Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

    Matrix Service Company Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

    TULSA, Okla., Nov. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matrix Service Company (Nasdaq: MTRX), a leading contractor to the energy and industrial markets across North America, today reported financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2021. Key highlights: * First quarter revenue was $182.8 million resulting in a loss per diluted share of $0.12 due to the continued impact of the global pandemic and related market disruptions * Strong project execution was offset by lower than expected revenue volume which resulted in under recovery of construction overhead costs, significantly impacting gross margins * SG&A was $18.1 million in the quarter after realization of planned cost reductions * Backlog at the end of the quarter was $678.4 million; project awards of $102.7 million for the quarter * Liquidity of $133.9 million at September 30, 2020, including cash of $82.2 million * Extends revolving credit facility to November 2023 “The pandemic has continued to impact many of our clients, especially those in the energy industry, who are managing through low product demand and rigid health and safety protocols, as well as political uncertainty, all of which has resulted in delayed and reduced spending priorities. In spite of reduced revenue volumes, our project execution and consolidated direct margins have been very strong. In addition, I am extremely proud of our teams’ ability to manage not only the additional burden of maintaining a COVID-safe work environment, but also driving a zero-incident safety performance in the quarter,” said John R. Hewitt, President and CEO. “Overall, bidding opportunities are improving and our project opportunity funnel is returning to normal, however, client decision making in this environment may affect the timing of awards and starts. It is our expectation that bookings and revenue will improve as we move into the second half of this fiscal year. This improvement in business conditions, combined with our restructuring and continuing cost reduction efforts position us to deliver better financial results. We remain focused on safety, winning work, and executing our backlog. We will keep a strong balance sheet through controlling costs, minimizing capital expenditures, managing cash flow, and maintaining minimal or no debt.”Update on Company Response to COVID-19 PandemicThroughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company's top priority has been to maintain a safe working environment for all employees, customers and business partners.  Our project teams, in coordination with our clients, continue to operate under enhanced work processes to integrate guidance from governmental agencies and leading health organizations to protect the health and safety of everyone on our job sites while maintaining productivity.Change of Reportable SegmentsDue to changing markets facing our clients and to better align the financial reporting of the Company with our long-term strategic growth areas, we began reporting our financial results under new reportable segments effective July 1, 2020.  The new reportable segments along with a description of each are as follows: * Utility and Power Infrastructure: consists of power delivery services provided to investor owned utilities, including construction of new substations, upgrades of existing substations, transmission and distribution line installations, upgrades and maintenance, as well as emergency and storm restoration services.  The Company also provides construction and maintenance services to a variety of power generation facilities, including gas fired facilities in simple or combined cycle design, and provides engineering, fabrication, and construction services for liquefied natural gas ("LNG") utility peak shaving facilities. * Process and Industrial Facilities: primarily serves customers in the downstream and midstream petroleum industries who are engaged in refining crude oil and processing, fractionating, and marketing of natural gas and natural gas liquids.  The Company also serves customers in various other industries such as petrochemical, sulfur, mining and minerals companies engaged primarily in the extraction of non-ferrous metals, aerospace and defense, cement, agriculture, and other industrial customers.  The Company's services include plant maintenance, turnarounds, industrial cleaning services, engineering, fabrication, and capital construction. * Storage and Terminal Solutions: consists of work related to aboveground storage tanks and terminals.  Also included in this segment are cryogenic and other specialty storage tanks and terminals including LNG, liquid nitrogen/liquid oxygen, liquid petroleum and other specialty vessels such as spheres as well as marine structures and truck and rail loading/offloading facilities.  The Company's services include engineering, fabrication, construction, and maintenance and repair, which includes planned and emergency services for both tanks and full terminals.  Finally, the Company offers tank products, including geodesic domes, aluminum internal floating roofs, floating suction and skimmer systems, roof drain systems and floating roof seals.All prior period segment information has been restated to conform with our new reportable segments.  In addition, beginning July 1, 2020, the Company reported separately corporate selling, general and administrative expenses and other corporate expenses that were previously allocated to the segments.First Quarter Fiscal 2021 ResultsConsolidatedConsolidated revenue was $182.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020, compared to $338.1 million in the same period in the prior fiscal year.  On a segment basis, revenue decreased for the Process and Industrial Facilities and Storage and Terminal Solutions segments by $108.9 million, and $59.3 million, respectively.  These decreases were partially offset by an increase in the Utility and Power Infrastructure segment of $12.9 million.Consolidated gross profit decreased to $14.4 million in the three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to $32.5 million in the same period in the prior fiscal year.  Gross margin decreased to 7.9% in the three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to 9.6% in the same period in the prior fiscal year.  Despite generally strong project execution, gross margins in fiscal 2021 were lower than fiscal 2020 due to lower than forecasted volumes, which led to higher under recovery of construction overhead costs.Consolidated SG&A expenses were $18.1 million in the three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to $23.7 million in the same period a year earlier.  The decrease is primarily attributable to cost reductions we implemented under our business improvement and restructuring plan that began in late fiscal 2020 and lower incentive compensation.Utility and Power InfrastructureRevenue for the Utility and Power Infrastructure segment was $60.7 million in the three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to $47.7 million in the same period a year earlier.  The increase is due to a higher volume of LNG utility peak shaving work, partially offset by lower volumes of power delivery and power generation work.  The segment gross margin was 11.4% in fiscal 2021 and (0.4)% in fiscal 2020.  The fiscal 2021 segment gross margin was positively impacted by strong project execution on LNG utility peak shaving capital projects and power delivery work.In the second quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company announced a business improvement plan for the former Electrical Infrastructure segment, which is now included in the Utility and Power Infrastructure segment.  The plan included significant changes to the operations and management of the business, including changes to leadership and mid-level operational personnel, modifications to operational processes, and increased business development resources.  During the second half of fiscal 2020, we implemented the planned personnel changes, added business development resources and strengthened business processes.  These changes led to improved project execution, which has continued through the first quarter of fiscal 2021.Process and Industrial FacilitiesRevenue for the Process and Industrial Facilities segment was $45.9 million in the three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to $154.9 million in the same period a year earlier.  The decrease is primarily due to our strategic exit from the domestic iron and steel industry in the third quarter of fiscal 2020, lower volumes of turnaround and refinery maintenance work, and reduced spending on midstream gas processing projects.  The segment gross margin was 8.0% for the three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to 8.8% in the same period last year.  Project execution in fiscal 2021 was strong, but gross margin was negatively impacted by lower revenue volumes, which led to the under recovery of construction overhead costs.The short-term impact to the Company's refinery turnaround and maintenance operations as a result of the global pandemic continues to be significant.  Although there have been project delays and suspensions of planned seasonal work, in most cases the revenue volumes are moving out in time, but not eliminated.  The updated start dates on many of the delayed activities are uncertain and will depend on the needs of our clients, safety guidelines, and the market.Storage and Terminal SolutionsRevenue for the Storage and Terminal Solutions segment was $76.2 million in the three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to $135.5 million in the same period a year earlier.  The decrease in segment revenue is primarily a result of lower volumes of tank and crude oil terminal capital work and less repair and maintenance work.  The segment gross margin was 5.0% in the three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to 14.6% in the three months ended September 30, 2019.  The fiscal 2021 segment gross margin was negatively impacted by lower revenue volumes, which led to the under recovery of construction overhead costs, and a lower than previously forecasted margin on a crude oil storage terminal capital project nearing completion.As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, global energy demand, and regulatory issues, we continue to experience slower project award activity that began in the third quarter of fiscal 2020.Income Tax ExpenseThe effective tax rates were (9.8)% and 30.6% for the first quarter of 2021 and fiscal 2020, respectively.  The effective tax rate for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 was negatively impacted by a $1.0 million deferred tax asset adjustment.  The Company estimates that its fiscal 2021 effective tax rate will be approximately 27.0%.BacklogBacklog at September 30, 2020 was $678.4 million.  The quarterly book-to-bill ratio was 0.6 on project awards of $102.7 million.Financial PositionAt September 30, 2020 the Company had total liquidity of $133.9 million, which includes $51.7 million of availability under the credit facility and a cash balance of $82.2 million.  During the quarter, the cash balance decreased $17.9 million primarily as a result of an investment in working capital.  The Company's outstanding borrowings were $9.4 million at September 30, 2020.Credit Facility ExtensionOn November 2, 2020, the Company extended its credit agreement.  The credit agreement provides for a three-year senior secured revolving credit facility of $200.0 million that expires on November 2, 2023.  Through the extension of the credit agreement, the Company has right-sized the revolving credit facility, which is sufficient to meet operating needs.  The new facility provides additional financial flexibility related to potential capital allocation alternatives, including share repurchases.  Terms of the credit agreement will be disclosed in the Company’s Form 10-Q.Conference Call / Webcast DetailsIn conjunction with the earnings release, Matrix Service Company will host a conference call / webcast with John R. Hewitt, President and CEO, and Kevin S. Cavanah, Vice President and CFO.  The call will take place at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern) / 9:30 a.m. (Central) on Thursday, November 5, 2020 and will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet which can be accessed at the Company’s website at matrixservicecompany.com under Investor Relations, Events and Presentations.  Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the site and download the streaming media software required to listen to the Internet broadcast.  The conference call will be recorded and will be available for replay within one hour of completion of the live call and can be accessed following the same link as the live call.Dial in - Toll-Free: 1-888-660-6127 Dial in - Toll: 1-973-890-8355 Audience Passcode: 5467745About Matrix Service CompanyFounded in 1984, Matrix Service Company (Nasdaq: MTRX) is parent to a family of companies that includes Matrix PDM Engineering, Matrix Service Inc., Matrix NAC, and Matrix Applied Technologies.  Our companies design, build and maintain infrastructure critical to North America's energy and industrial markets.  Matrix Service Company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma with offices located throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Sydney, Australia and Seoul, South Korea.The Company reports its financial results based on three reportable segments: Utility and Power Infrastructure, Process and Industrial Facilities, and Storage and Terminal Solutions.  To learn more about Matrix Service Company, visit matrixservicecompany.com.With a culture driven by its core values of safety, integrity, stewardship, positive relationships, community involvement and delivering the best, Matrix has twice been named to Forbes Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America and is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work®.This release contains forward-looking statements that are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements are generally accompanied by words such as “anticipate,” “continues,” “expect,” “forecast,” “outlook,” “believe,” “estimate,” “should” and “will” and words of similar effect that convey future meaning, concerning the Company’s operations, economic performance and management’s best judgment as to what may occur in the future.  Future events involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those we currently anticipate.  The actual results for the current and future periods and other corporate developments will depend upon a number of economic, competitive and other influences, including the successful implementation of the Company's business improvement plan and the factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” and “Forward Looking Statements” sections and elsewhere in the Company’s reports and filings made from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Many of these risks and uncertainties are beyond the control of the Company, and any one of which, or a combination of which, could materially and adversely affect the results of the Company's operations and its financial condition.  We undertake no obligation to update information contained in this release, except as required by law.For more information, please contact:Kevin S. Cavanah Vice President and CFO T: 918-838-8822 Email: kcavanah@matrixservicecompany.com Kellie Smythe Senior Director, Investor Relations T: 918-359-8267 Email: ksmythe@matrixservicecompany.com Matrix Service Company Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited) (In thousands, except per share data)   Three Months Ended   September 30, 2020 September 30, 2019 Revenue $182,771  $338,097  Cost of revenue 168,421  305,632  Gross profit 14,350  32,465  Selling, general and administrative expenses 18,128  23,691  Restructuring costs (320) —  Operating income (loss) (3,458) 8,774  Other income (expense):     Interest expense (375) (389) Interest income 33  474  Other 1,033  3  Income (loss) before income tax expense (2,767) 8,862  Provision for federal, state and foreign income taxes 270  2,711  Net income (loss) $(3,037) $6,151        Basic earnings (loss) per common share $(0.12) $0.23  Diluted earnings (loss) per common share $(0.12) $0.22  Weighted average common shares outstanding:     Basic 26,265  26,935  Diluted 26,265  27,575  Matrix Service Company Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited) (In thousands)    September 30, 2020 June 30, 2020 Assets    Current assets:    Cash and cash equivalents$82,175  $100,036  Accounts receivable, less allowances (September 30, 2020—$830 and June 30, 2020—$905)171,504  160,671  Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts57,694  59,548  Inventories6,751  6,460  Income taxes receivable4,071  3,919  Other current assets9,144  4,526  Total current assets331,339  335,160  Property, plant and equipment at cost:    Land and buildings42,845  42,695  Construction equipment95,332  94,154  Transportation equipment53,460  55,864  Office equipment and software41,896  39,356  Construction in progress2,648  4,427  Total property, plant and equipment - at cost236,181  236,496  Accumulated depreciation(156,743) (155,748) Property, plant and equipment - net79,438  80,748  Operating lease right-of-use assets20,152  21,375  Goodwill60,437  60,369  Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization8,287  8,837  Deferred income taxes5,684  5,988  Other assets6,893  4,833  Total assets$512,230  $517,310  Matrix Service Company Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (continued) (unaudited) (In thousands, except share data) September 30, 2020 June 30, 2020 Liabilities and stockholders’ equity    Current liabilities:    Accounts payable$68,615  $73,094  Billings on uncompleted contracts in excess of costs and estimated earnings63,523  63,889  Accrued wages and benefits16,682  16,205  Accrued insurance7,657  7,301  Operating lease liabilities6,585  7,568  Other accrued expenses7,157  7,890  Total current liabilities170,219  175,947  Deferred income taxes34  61  Operating lease liabilities18,820  19,997  Borrowings under senior secured revolving credit facility9,383  9,208  Other liabilities7,754  4,208  Total liabilities206,210  209,421  Commitments and contingencies    Stockholders’ equity:    Common stock—$.01 par value; 60,000,000 shares authorized; 27,888,217 shares issued as of September 30, 2020 and June 30, 2020; 26,460,196 and 26,141,528 shares outstanding as of September 30, 2020 and June 30, 2020279  279  Additional paid-in capital132,687  138,966  Retained earnings203,365  206,402  Accumulated other comprehensive loss(7,969) (8,373)  328,362  337,274  Less: Treasury stock, at cost — 1,428,021 shares as of September 30, 2020, and 1,746,689 shares as of June 30, 2020(22,342) (29,385) Total stockholders' equity306,020  307,889  Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$512,230  $517,310  Matrix Service Company Results of Operations (unaudited) (In thousands)    Three Months Ended   September 30, 2020 September 30, 2019 Gross revenue     Utility and Power Infrastructure $60,671  $47,727  Process and Industrial Facilities 46,728  155,452  Storage and Terminal Solutions 77,596  136,001  Total gross revenue $184,995  $339,180  Less: Inter-segment revenue     Process and Industrial Facilities $797  $575  Storage and Terminal Solutions 1,427  508  Total inter-segment revenue $2,224  $1,083  Consolidated revenue     Utility and Power Infrastructure $60,671  $47,727  Process and Industrial Facilities 45,931  154,877  Storage and Terminal Solutions 76,169  135,493  Total consolidated revenue $182,771  $338,097  Gross profit (loss)     Utility and Power Infrastructure $6,913  $(168) Process and Industrial Facilities 3,659  13,590  Storage and Terminal Solutions 3,778  19,742  Corporate —  (699) Total gross profit $14,350  $32,465  Selling, general and administrative expenses     Utility and Power Infrastructure $2,222  $2,632  Process and Industrial Facilities 4,050  6,938  Storage and Terminal Solutions 5,143  6,986  Corporate 6,713  7,135  Total selling, general and administrative expenses $18,128  $23,691  Restructuring costs     Utility and Power Infrastructure $11  $—  Process and Industrial Facilities (500) —  Storage and Terminal Solutions 13  —  Corporate 156  —  Total Restructuring costs $(320) $—  Operating income (loss)     Utility and Power Infrastructure $4,680  $(2,800) Process and Industrial Facilities 109  6,652  Storage and Terminal Solutions (1,378) 12,756  Corporate (6,869) (7,834) Total operating income (loss) $(3,458) $8,774  BacklogWe define backlog as the total dollar amount of revenue that we expect to recognize as a result of performing work that has been awarded to us through a signed contract, limited notice to proceed or other type of assurance that we consider firm.  The following arrangements are considered firm: * fixed-price awards;   * minimum customer commitments on cost plus arrangements; and   * certain time and material arrangements in which the estimated value is firm or can be estimated with a reasonable amount of certainty in both timing and amounts.For long-term maintenance contracts with no minimum commitments and other established customer agreements, we include only the amounts that we expect to recognize as revenue over the next 12 months.  For arrangements in which we have received a limited notice to proceed, we include the entire scope of work in our backlog if we conclude that the likelihood of the full project proceeding is high.  For all other arrangements, we calculate backlog as the estimated contract amount less revenues recognized as of the reporting date.The following table provides a summary of changes in our backlog for the three months ended September 30, 2020:  Utility and Power Infrastructure Process and Industrial Facilities Storage and Terminal Solutions Total  (In thousands) Backlog as of June 30, 2020$272,816  $145,725  $339,924  $758,465  Project awards21,318  50,796  30,619  102,733  Revenue recognized(60,671) (45,931) (76,169) (182,771) Backlog as of September 30, 2020$233,463  $150,590  $294,374  $678,427  Book-to-bill ratio(1)0.4  1.1  0.4  0.6        (1)     Calculated by dividing project awards by revenue recognized during the period.