OAK BROOK, Ill., July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS), a leader in environmental and safety solutions, today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.
- Net sales of $324 million, up $33 million, or 11%, from last year
- Operating income of $46.3 million, up $8.2 million, or 22%, from last year
- GAAP EPS of $0.54, up $0.10, or 23%, from last year
- Adjusted EPS of $0.55, up $0.11, or 25%, from last year
- Executed new five-year $500 million revolving credit facility
- Raising full-year adjusted EPS* outlook to a new range of $1.64 to $1.72, from the previous range of $1.50 to $1.60
Consolidated net sales for the second quarter were $324.3 million, a record for the Company, and up $33.3 million, or 11%, versus the same quarter a year ago. Net income for the second quarter was $32.8 million, equal to $0.54 per diluted share, compared to $26.9 million, equal to $0.44 per share, in the prior-year quarter.
The Company also reported adjusted net income for the second quarter of $33.6 million, equal to $0.55 per diluted share, another Company record, and up from $27.1 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, in the second quarter of last year. The Company is reporting adjusted results to facilitate comparisons of underlying performance on a year-over-year basis. A reconciliation of these and other non-GAAP measures is provided at the conclusion of this news release.
Outstanding Q2 Results Exceed Expectations; Reflect Significant Increases in Sales and Income
"We were anticipating a strong second quarter in what is typically a seasonally-strong period for many of our businesses. Our outstanding results surpassed those expectations," commented Jennifer L. Sherman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We reported double-digit organic growth in both net sales and orders, and our operating income was up 22% year-over-year. Each of our groups delivered margin performance in excess of our target ranges, translating to a consolidated adjusted EBITDA margin of 17.6%. Within the Environmental Solutions Group, we realized benefits from higher sales volumes, favorable sales mix, strong aftermarket demand and operational efficiencies resulting from increased production levels, associated with our ongoing efforts to reduce backlogs for certain product lines with extended lead times. I was also pleased that the Safety and Security Systems Group largely overcame the effects of some temporary softness in domestic public safety markets, which we had anticipated, and improved its adjusted EBITDA margin by 240 basis points."
In the Environmental Solutions Group, net sales were up $33.9 million, or 15%, to $267.2 million, primarily due to increases in shipments of vacuum trucks, sewer cleaners, and dump truck bodies, as well as a 14% improvement in aftermarket revenues, represented by higher rental income and increases in parts, service and used equipment sales. Net sales in the Safety and Security Systems Group of $57.1 million were generally consistent with the prior-year quarter.
Consolidated operating income for the second quarter was $46.3 million, up $8.2 million, or 22%, compared to the prior-year quarter, primarily driven by increases of $7.6 million and $1.3 million within the Environmental Solutions Group and Safety and Security Systems Group, respectively. Consolidated operating margin was 14.3%, up from 13.1% in the prior-year quarter.
Consolidated adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization ("adjusted EBITDA") for the second quarter was $57.1 million, up $9.8 million, or 21%, compared to the prior-year quarter, and consolidated adjusted EBITDA margin was 17.6%, compared to 16.3% last year.
Adjusted EBITDA in the Environmental Solutions Group was up $8.9 million, or 20%, to $54.4 million, and its adjusted EBITDA margin was 20.4%, up from 19.5% last year. Within the Safety and Security Systems Group, adjusted EBITDA was $10.3 million, up $1.3 million, or 14%, from last year, and its adjusted EBITDA margin was 18.0%, compared to 15.6% last year.
Consolidated orders for the second quarter were $308.0 million, up $30.4 million, or 11%, compared to the prior-year quarter, primarily due to organic order growth of $35.9 million, or 17%, within the Environmental Solutions Group. Consolidated backlog at June 30, 2019 was $348 million, up $25 million, or 8%, compared to last year.
New Credit Facility Further Strengthens Our Financial Position, Providing Additional Financial Flexibility to Fund Growth Opportunities
Net cash of $34.6 million was provided by operating activities during the second quarter, up $7.1 million, or 26%, compared to the prior-year quarter. At June 30, 2019, consolidated debt was $209 million, total cash and cash equivalents were $39 million and the Company had $180 million of availability for borrowings.
The Company also announced today the completion of a new five-year $500 million revolving credit facility, to replace its existing $400 million credit facility. The new arrangement also provides the Company with the flexibility to borrow up to an additional $250 million for permitted acquisitions, subject to approval by applicable lenders.
"We are extremely pleased to announce this new credit facility, which provides further financial flexibility to invest in organic growth initiatives and pursue strategic acquisitions," said Sherman. "The terms of the new facility are more favorable to the Company, reflecting the strength of our performance, cash flow and balance sheet. This marks another important milestone on our path to disciplined, strategic growth."
The Company also funded dividends of $4.8 million during the second quarter, reflecting a dividend of $0.08 per share, and the Board of Directors recently declared a similar dividend that will be payable in the third quarter.
"Conditions in our end markets remain positive and our organic growth initiatives are continuing to gain traction," Sherman noted. "With our record second quarter results, the strength of our backlog, and a modest earnings contribution from the recently-completed MRL acquisition, we are raising our 2019 adjusted EPS* outlook to a new range of $1.64 to $1.72, from a range of $1.50 to $1.60. The new range equates to a year-over-year improvement of between 16% and 22%."
Federal Signal will host its second quarter conference call on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The call will last approximately one hour. The call may be accessed over the internet through Federal Signal's website at www.federalsignal.com or by dialing phone number 1-877-705-6003 and entering the pin number 13692737. A replay will be available on Federal Signal's website shortly after the call.
About Federal Signal
Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) builds and delivers equipment of unmatched quality that moves material, cleans infrastructure, and protects the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates two groups: Environmental Solutions and Safety and Security Systems. For more information on Federal Signal, visit: www.federalsignal.com .
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FEDERAL SIGNAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
GROUP RESULTS (Unaudited)
The following tables summarize group operating results as of and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018:
Corporate operating expenses were $8.0 million and $7.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, corporate operating expenses were $16.6 million and $14.4 million, respectively.
SEC REGULATION G NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
The financial measures presented below are unaudited and are not in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). The non-GAAP financial information presented herein should be considered supplemental to, and not a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company has provided this supplemental information to investors, analysts, and other interested parties to enable them to perform additional analyses of operating results, to illustrate the results of operations giving effect to the non-GAAP adjustments shown in the reconciliations below, and to provide an additional measure of performance which management considers in operating the business.
Impact of New Lease Accounting Standard on Non-GAAP Measures:
Effective January 1, 2019, the Company adopted the new lease accounting standard, which resulted in a change to the Company's recognition of the deferred gain associated with historical sale lease-back transactions. Prior to 2019, the deferred gain, which initially totaled $29.0 million, was being recognized through the Consolidated Statement of Operations on a straight-line basis over the 15-year lease term. As a result, approximately $1.9 million of the deferred gain had been recognized each year since 2008, of which approximately $1.1 million and $0.8 million had been recognized within the Environmental Solutions Group and Safety and Security Systems Group, respectively. Effective in 2019, the Company no longer recognizes any portion of the gain through the Consolidated Statement of Operations, and recognized the remaining deferred gain balance, net of the related deferred tax asset, as a cumulative effect adjustment to opening retained earnings. To facilitate comparisons with prior periods, we have revised our previously-issued non-GAAP results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 to exclude the recognition of this deferred gain.
Adjusted Net Income and Earnings Per Share ("EPS"):
The Company believes that modifying its 2019 and 2018 net income and diluted EPS provides additional measures which are representative of the Company's underlying performance and improves the comparability of results across reporting periods. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 adjustments were made to reported GAAP net income and diluted EPS to exclude the impact of acquisition and integration-related expenses, purchase accounting effects and hearing loss settlement charges, where applicable.
Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin:
The Company uses adjusted EBITDA and the ratio of adjusted EBITDA to net sales ("adjusted EBITDA margin"), at both the consolidated and segment level, as additional measures which are representative of its underlying performance and to improve the comparability of results across reporting periods. We believe that investors use versions of these metrics in a similar manner. For these reasons, the Company believes that adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin, at both the consolidated and segment level, are meaningful metrics to investors in evaluating the Company's underlying financial performance.
Consolidated adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure that represents the total of net income, interest expense, hearing loss settlement charges, acquisition and integration-related expenses, purchase accounting effects, other income/expense, income tax expense, and depreciation and amortization expense. Consolidated adjusted EBITDA margin is a non-GAAP measure that represents the total of net income, interest expense, hearing loss settlement charges, acquisition and integration-related expenses, purchase accounting effects, other income/expense, income tax expense, and depreciation and amortization expense divided by net sales for the applicable period(s).
Segment adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure that represents the total of segment operating income, acquisition and integration-related expenses, purchase accounting effects and depreciation and amortization expense, as applicable. Segment adjusted EBITDA margin is a non-GAAP measure that represents the total of segment operating income, acquisition and integration-related expenses, purchase accounting effects and depreciation and amortization expense, as applicable, divided by net sales for the applicable period(s). Segment operating income includes all revenues, costs and expenses directly related to the segment involved. In determining segment income, neither corporate nor interest expenses are included. Segment depreciation and amortization expense relates to those assets, both tangible and intangible, that are utilized by the respective segment.
Other companies may use different methods to calculate adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin.
The following table summarizes the Company's consolidated adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin and reconciles net income to consolidated adjusted EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018:
Environmental Solutions Group
The following table summarizes the Environmental Solutions Group's adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin and reconciles operating income to adjusted EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018:
Safety and Security Systems Group
The following table summarizes the Safety and Security Systems Group's adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin and reconciles operating income to adjusted EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018:
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