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Matrix Service Company Announces Fiscal 2019 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results; Provides Fiscal 2020 Guidance

85 Days ago

  • Fourth quarter revenue of $398.7 million and full year revenue of $1.417 billion
  • Fully diluted EPS for the quarter and fiscal year were $0.47 and $1.01, respectively
  • Project awards of $350.6 million in the fourth quarter and $1.296 billion for the year
  • Backlog was $1.098 billion as of June 30, 2019
  • Liquidity increased to $241.9 million, an increase of 76.3% for the year
  • Fiscal 2020 guidance set at $1.40 billion to $1.55 billion in revenue and $1.10 to $1.40 for fully diluted earnings per share

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matrix Service Company (Nasdaq: MTRX) today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended June 30, 2019 and provides guidance for fiscal 2020.

“The fourth quarter marked a strong closeout to our year, as our previously forecasted outlook for an improved second half of fiscal 2019 came to fruition.  Strong operating performance, combined with high maintenance volumes and favorable capital project timing across the Storage Solutions, Oil Gas & Chemical and Industrial segments resulted in the best quarter in the Company's history from a revenue and earnings perspective.” said John Hewitt, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“The current economic environment creates uncertainty in the short-term with regard to the timing of future awards and the continuation of the high maintenance volumes we are experiencing.  With that said, we are entering fiscal 2020 with strong momentum in many of the key end-markets we serve, a healthy backlog level and robust bidding activity that will continue to support our business and strategic growth initiatives.”

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

Revenue for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2019 was $398.7 million compared to $293.1 million in the same quarter a year earlier.  On a segment basis, revenue increased $56.6 million, $52.7 million and $1.1 million in the Industrial, Storage Solutions and Electrical Infrastructure segments, respectively.  The increase in Industrial revenue is primarily attributable to higher volumes of iron and steel work while the increase in Storage Solutions revenue is primarily a result of increased tank and terminal construction work.  These increases in revenue were partially offset by a decrease of $4.8 million in the Oil Gas & Chemical segment due to lower volumes of capital work.

Consolidated gross profit was $43.7 million in the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to $21.5 million in the three months ended June 30, 2018.  Gross margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 was 11.0% compared to 7.3% in the same period a year earlier.  The increase in gross margin in fiscal 2019 is primarily attributable to increased volumes of higher margin capital work  and improved project execution.  The fiscal 2018 gross margin was negatively impacted by the wind down of lower margin work awarded in a highly competitive environment.

Selling, general and administrative costs were $26.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to $20.6 million in the same period a year earlier.  The increase in fiscal 2019 was primarily due to improved operating results which led to higher incentive compensation expense, higher stock compensation expense as well as investments in personnel to support increased revenue.

Fiscal 2019 Results

Revenue for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019 was $1.417 billion compared to $1.092 billion in the same period a year earlier, an increase of $325.1 million.  On a segment basis, revenue increased in the Storage Solutions and Industrial segments by $207.2 million and $159.3 million, respectively.  The increase in Storage Solutions revenue is primarily a result of increased tank and terminal construction work, and higher levels of repair and maintenance spending from our customers.  The increase in Industrial revenue is primarily attributable to higher volumes of iron and steel spending and increased thermal vacuum chamber work.  These increases were partially offset by decreases in revenue in the Electrical Infrastructure and Oil Gas & Chemical segments of $38.5 million and $2.9 million, respectively.  The decrease in Electrical Infrastructure revenue is primarily due to the strategic shift away from larger EPC power generation and lower power delivery volumes partially offset by higher volumes of power generation package work.  The decrease in Oil Gas & Chemical revenue is primarily due to lower volumes of engineering and capital work, largely offset by higher volumes of turnaround and maintenance work.

Consolidated gross profit was $132.0 million in fiscal 2019 compared to $91.9 million in fiscal 2018.  Fiscal 2019 gross margin was 9.3% compared to 8.4% in fiscal 2018.  The increase in gross margin in fiscal 2019 is primarily attributable to higher revenue volumes, which led to improved recovery of construction overhead costs.  Additionally, during the first half of fiscal 2019, the gross margin was negatively impacted by the wind down of lower margin work awarded in a highly competitive environment.  In the second half of fiscal 2019, the gross margin was positively impacted by strong project execution on increased volumes of  capital work awarded in an improved business environment.

Consolidated SG&A expenses were $94.0 million in fiscal 2019 compared to $84.4 million in fiscal 2018. The increase in fiscal 2019 was primarily due to improved operating results which led to higher incentive compensation expense, higher stock compensation expense as well as investments in personnel to support increased revenue.  These increases were partially offset by lower amortization expense on intangible assets that fully amortized in fiscal 2018.

Income Tax Expense

The effective tax rates were 26.3% and 27.2% for the three months and fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, respectively.  The Company estimates that its fiscal 2020 effective tax rate will approximate 27.0%.

Backlog

We finished fiscal 2019 with backlog of $1.098 billion. Project awards in the three months and year ended June 30, 2019 totaled $350.6 million and $1.296 billion, resulting in book-to-bill ratios of 0.9 for both periods.

Financial Position

At June 30, 2019, the Company had a cash balance of $89.7 million, borrowings of $5.3 million and liquidity of $241.9 million.  Liquidity increased by $61.9 million, or 34.4%, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 and $104.7 million, or 76.3%, for the full year.

Earnings Guidance

The Company expects fiscal 2020 revenue to be between $1.40 billion and $1.55 billion and earnings to be between $1.10 and $1.40 per fully diluted share.  As is normal, we expect a slower first quarter with revenue and earnings improvement as the year progresses.

Conference Call Details

In conjunction with the earnings release, Matrix Service Company will host a conference call 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, August 29, 2019 and will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet which can be accessed at the Company’s website at matrixservicecompany.com on the Investors’ page under Conference Calls/Events.  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.

About Matrix Service Company

Matrix Service Company provides engineering, fabrication, construction and repair and maintenance services to the Electrical Infrastructure, Oil Gas & Chemical, Storage Solutions and Industrial markets.

The Company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with regional operating facilities throughout the United States, Canada and other international locations.

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 those 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.

For more information, please contact:

Matrix Service Company
Kevin S. Cavanah                                                               
Vice President and CFO
T: 918-838-8822                
E: kcavanah@matrixservicecompany.com 

Kellie Smythe
Senior Director, Investor Relations
T: 918-359-8267
E: ksmythe@matrixservicecompany.com 


 
Matrix Service Company

Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data)
 
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    June 30,
 2019
  June 30,
 2018
  June 30,
 2019
  June 30,
 2018
Revenues   $ 398,714     $ 293,087     $ 1,416,680     $ 1,091,553  
Cost of revenues   354,976     271,636     1,284,729     999,617  
Gross profit   43,738     21,451     131,951     91,936  
Selling, general and administrative expenses   26,349     20,565     94,021     84,417  
Goodwill and other intangible asset impairment       17,998         17,998  
Operating income (loss)   17,389     (17,112 )   37,930     (10,479 )
Other income (expense):                
Interest expense   (342 )   (520 )   (1,296 )   (2,600 )
Interest income   304     147     1,167     381  
Other   29     166     611     550  
Income (loss) before income tax expense   17,380     (17,319 )   38,412     (12,148 )
Provision (benefit) for federal, state and foreign income taxes   4,568     (2,636 )   10,430     (668 )
Net income (loss)   $ 12,812     $ (14,683 )   $ 27,982     $ (11,480 )
Basic earnings (loss) per common share   $ 0.48     $ (0.55 )   $ 1.04     $ (0.43 )
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share   $ 0.47     $ (0.55 )   $ 1.01     $ (0.43 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                
Basic   26,807     26,833     26,891     26,769  
Diluted   27,521     26,833     27,587     26,769  


 
Matrix Service Company

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)
 
    June 30,
 2019
  June 30,
 2018
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 89,715     $ 64,057  
Accounts receivable, less allowances (2019 - $923; 2018 - $6,327)   218,432     203,388  
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts   96,083     76,632  
Inventories   8,017     5,152  
Income taxes receivable   29     3,359  
Other current assets   5,034     4,458  
Total current assets   417,310     357,046  
Property, plant and equipment, at cost:        
Land and buildings   41,179     40,424  
Construction equipment   91,793     89,036  
Transportation equipment   52,526     48,339  
Office equipment and software   43,632     41,236  
Construction in progress   7,619     1,353  
Total property, plant and equipment - at cost   236,749     220,388  
Accumulated depreciation   (157,414 )   (147,743 )
Property, plant and equipment - net   79,335     72,645  
Goodwill   93,368     96,162  
Other intangible assets   19,472     22,814  
Deferred income taxes   2,683     4,848  
Other assets   21,226     4,518  
Total assets   $ 633,394     $ 558,033  


 
Matrix Service Company

Consolidated Balance Sheets (continued)

(In thousands, except share data)
 
    June 30,
 2019
  June 30,
 2018
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable   $ 114,647     $ 79,439  
Billings on uncompleted contracts in excess of costs and estimated earnings   105,626     120,740  
Accrued wages and benefits   38,357     24,375  
Accrued insurance   9,021     9,080  
Income taxes payable   2,517     7  
Other accrued expenses   5,331     4,824  
Total current liabilities   275,499     238,465  
Deferred income taxes   298     429  
Borrowings under senior secured revolving credit facility   5,347      
Other liabilities   293     296  
Total liabilities   281,437     239,190  
Commitments and contingencies        
Stockholders’ equity:        
Common stock—$.01 par value; 60,000,000 shares authorized; 27,888,217 shares
issued as of June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2018; 26,807,203 and 26,853,823 shares
outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2018
  279     279  
Additional paid-in capital   137,712     132,198  
Retained earnings   239,476     211,494  
Accumulated other comprehensive income   (7,751 )   (7,411 )
    369,716     336,560  
Less treasury stock, at cost — 1,081,014 and 1,034,394 shares as of June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2018   (17,759 )   (17,717 )
Total stockholders' equity   351,957     318,843  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 633,394     $ 558,033  


 
Results of Operations
(In thousands)
 
    Electrical
Infrastructure
  Oil Gas &
Chemical
  Storage
Solutions
  Industrial   Total
Three Months Ended June 30, 2019                    
Gross revenues   $ 53,874     $ 75,568     $ 149,543     $ 120,239     $ 399,224  
Less: inter-segment revenues       23     487         510  
Consolidated revenues   53,874     75,545     149,056     120,239     398,714  
Gross profit   2,315     10,469     20,736     10,218     43,738  
Operating income (loss)   $ (309 )   $ 4,089     $ 8,726     $ 4,883     $ 17,389  
                     
Three Months Ended June 30, 2018                    
Gross revenues   $ 52,730     $ 81,600     $ 97,442     $ 63,648     $ 295,420  
Less: inter-segment revenues       1,230     1,103         2,333  
Consolidated revenues   52,730     80,370     96,339     63,648     293,087  
Gross profit   2,733     5,873     8,774     4,071     21,451  
Operating income (loss)   $ (18,765 )   $ 114     $ 802     $ 737     $ (17,112 )
                     
Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2019                    
Gross revenues   $ 217,417     $ 322,065     $ 524,330     $ 357,464     $ 1,421,276  
Less: inter-segment revenues       2,198     2,398         4,596  
Consolidated revenues   217,417     319,867     521,932     357,464     1,416,680  
Gross profit   15,470     35,987     56,011     24,483     131,951  
Operating income   $ 3,668     $ 12,984     $ 14,097     $ 7,181     $ 37,930  
                     
Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2018                    
Gross revenues   $ 255,931     $ 324,546     $ 319,106     $ 198,155     $ 1,097,738  
Less: inter-segment revenues       1,774     4,410     1     6,185  
Consolidated revenues   255,931     322,772     314,696     198,154     1,091,553  
Gross profit   18,300     33,423     25,778     14,435     91,936  
Operating income (loss)   $ (16,531 )   $ 8,798     $ (5,907 )   $ 3,161     $ (10,479 )

Backlog

We 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 as high.  For all other arrangements, we calculate backlog as the estimated contract amount less revenue recognized as of the reporting date.

Three Months Ended June 30, 2019

The following table provides a summary of changes in our backlog for the three months ended June 30, 2019:

    Electrical
Infrastructure
  Oil Gas &
Chemical
  Storage
Solutions
  Industrial   Total
                                         
    (In thousands)
Backlog as of March 31, 2019   $ 101,220     $ 167,751     $ 652,817     $ 224,652     $ 1,146,440  
Project awards   26,537     42,357     137,534     144,195     350,623  
Revenue recognized   (53,874 )   (75,545 )   (149,056 )   (120,239 )   (398,714 )
Backlog as of June 30, 2019   $ 73,883     $ 134,563     $ 641,295     $ 248,608     $ 1,098,349  
Book-to-bill ratio(1)   0.5     0.6     0.9     1.2     0.9  
  1. Calculated by dividing project awards by revenue recognized.

Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2019

The following table provides a summary of changes in our backlog for the twelve months ended June 30, 2019:

    Electrical
Infrastructure
  Oil Gas &
Chemical
  Storage
Solutions
  Industrial   Total
                                         
    (In thousands)
Backlog as of June 30, 2018   $ 113,957     $ 227,452     $ 613,360     $ 263,827     $ 1,218,596  
Project awards   177,343     226,978     549,867     342,245     1,296,433  
Revenue recognized   (217,417 )   (319,867 )   (521,932 )   (357,464 )   (1,416,680 )
Backlog as of June 30, 2019   $ 73,883     $ 134,563     $ 641,295     $ 248,608     $ 1,098,349  
Book-to-bill ratio(1)   0.8     0.7     1.1     1.0     0.9  
  1. Calculated by dividing project awards by revenue recognized.

 

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