ARC Document Solutions Reports Results for First Quarter 2018

May 01, 2018

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC Document Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: ARC), a leading document solutions provider to design, engineering, construction, and facilities management professionals, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

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Financial Highlights:




Three Months Ended


March 31,

(All dollar amounts in millions, except EPS)

2018


2017

Net Sales

$

97.7


$

98.7

Gross Margin

30.9%


31.2%

Net income attributable to ARC

$

0.6


$

1.8

Adjusted net income attributable to ARC

$

0.5


$

1.9

Earnings per share - Diluted

$

0.01


$

0.04

Adjusted earnings per share - Diluted

$

0.01


$

0.04

Cash (used in) provided by operating activities

$

(2.0)


$

6.9

EBITDA

$

10.2


$

12.8

Adjusted EBITDA

$

10.9


$

13.6

Capital Expenditures

$

2.9


$

2.0

Debt & Capital Leases (including current), net of unamortized deferred financing fees

$

138.1


$

154.3

Management Commentary

"We are starting to see our sales declines moderating, while we experience a return to growth in our more traditional business lines. This is encouraging and clear evidence that we are making progress against our strategic objectives laid out last year," said K. "Suri" Suriyakumar, Chairman, President and CEO of ARC Document Solutions. "Our renewed focus on ARC's print business gained considerable traction during the quarter with a 2.1% increase in CDIM."

"While our efforts to protect our print business and grow our tech business are starting to show results, recent experience shows that we must continue to make changes as we move forward and stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing business environment," said Mr. Suriyakumar. "We remain upbeat about the coming year and our strategic direction, and in pursuit of further progress, we will continue to support initiatives that are growing, but shrink costs associated with products and services that have not."

"Medical costs were exceptionally high during the period, having a 140 basis point impact on our operating margins and a two cent impact on earnings per share. Despite these costs, gross margin declined just 30 basis points," said Jorge Avalos, Chief Financial Officer. "Negative cash flow from operations was due to changes in working capital, and more specifically the timing of payables. This is a trend that is likely to be familiar to our long-term investors, and as usual, we expect this trend to reverse by the second half of the year, and anticipate strong cash flows for the year as our forecast demonstrates."

2018 First Quarter Supplemental Information:

Net sales were $97.7 million, a 1.0% decrease compared to the first quarter of 2017.

Days sales outstanding were 55 in Q1 2018 and 54 in Q1 2017.

Architectural, engineering, construction and building owner/operators (AEC/O) customers comprised approximately 79% of our total net sales, while customers outside of construction made up approximately 21% of our total net sales.

Total number of MPS locations at the end of the first quarter has grown to approximately 10,270, a net gain of approximately 590 locations over Q1 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA excludes loss on extinguishment and modification of debt and stock-based compensation expense.

 

Sales from Services and Product Lines as a Percentage of Net Sales




Three Months Ended


March 31,

Services and Product Line

2018


2017

CDIM

53.5%


51.9%

MPS

32.2%


32.9%

AIM

3.0%


3.3%

Equipment and supplies sales

11.3%


11.9%

Outlook

The outlook for ARC Document Solutions remains unchanged with 2018 fully-diluted annual adjusted earnings per share anticipated to be in the range of  $0.10 to $0.16; 2018 annual cash provided by operating activities projected to be in the range of $44 to $50 million; and 2018 annual adjusted EBITDA forecast to be in the range of $48 to $54 million.

Teleconference and Webcast

ARC Document Solutions will hold a conference call with investors and analysts on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 2 P.M. Pacific Time (5 P.M. Eastern Time) to discuss results for the Company's 2018 first quarter. To access the live audio call, dial 800-239-9838. International callers may join the conference by dialing +1 323-794-2551. The conference code is 9761261. A live webcast will also be made available on the investor relations page of ARC Document Solution's website at http://ir.e-arc.com. A recording of the webcast will be available for approximately 90 days following the call's conclusion.

About ARC Document Solutions (NYSE: ARC)

ARC Document Solutions distributes Documents and Information to facilitate communication for design, engineering and construction professionals, real estate managers and developers, facilities owners, and a variety of similar disciplines. The Company provides cloud and mobile solutions, professional services, and hardware to help its customers around the world reduce costs and increase efficiency, improve information access and control, and communicate faster, easier, and better. Follow ARC at www.e-arc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on current opinions, estimates and assumptions of management regarding future events and the future financial performance of the Company. Words and phrases such as "return to growth,"  "making progress," "remain upbeat," "guidance," "expect," "projected," "forecast," "outlook," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements and all statements other than statements of historical fact, including, but not limited to, any projections regarding earnings, revenues and financial performance of the Company, could be deemed forward-looking statements. We caution you that such statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition to matters affecting the construction, managed print services, document management or reprographics industries, or the economy generally, factors that could cause actual results to differ from expectations stated in forward-looking statements include, among others, the factors described in the caption entitled "Risk Factors" in Item 1A in ARC Document Solution's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other periodic filings and prospectuses. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

ARC Document Solutions, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)


March 31,

December 31,

Current assets:

2018

2017

Cash and cash equivalents

$

13,968


$

28,059


Accounts receivable, net of allowances for accounts receivable of $2,516 and $2,341

59,893


57,011


Inventories, net

19,577


19,937


Prepaid expenses

5,220


4,208


Other current assets

4,313


5,266


Total current assets

102,971


114,481


Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $199,231 and $198,693

63,083


64,245


Goodwill

121,051


121,051


Other intangible assets, net

8,078


9,068


Deferred income taxes

28,043


28,029


Other assets

2,577


2,551


Total assets

$

325,803


$

339,425


Current liabilities:



Accounts payable

$

20,850


$

24,289


Accrued payroll and payroll-related expenses

9,552


12,617


Accrued expenses

14,912


17,201


Current portion of long-term debt and capital leases

20,198


20,791


Total current liabilities

65,512


74,898


Long-term debt and capital leases

117,888


123,626


Other long-term liabilities

3,279


3,290


Total liabilities

186,679


201,814


Commitments and contingencies



Stockholders' equity:



ARC Document Solutions, Inc. stockholders' equity:



     Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 25,000 shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding



     Common stock, $0.001 par value, 150,000 shares authorized; 47,936 and 47,913 shares issued and 45,262 and 45,266 shares outstanding

48


48


Additional paid-in capital

121,650


120,953


Retained earnings

21,152


20,524


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,954)


(1,998)



140,896


139,527


      Less cost of common stock in treasury, 2,674 and 2,647 shares

9,350


9,290


Total ARC Document Solutions, Inc. stockholders' equity

131,546


130,237


Noncontrolling interest

7,578


7,374


Total equity

139,124


137,611


Total liabilities and equity

$

325,803


$

339,425


 

ARC Document Solutions, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended


March 31,


2018

2017

Service sales

$

86,710


$

86,964


Equipment and supplies sales

10,998


11,767


Total net sales

97,708


98,731


Cost of sales

67,523


67,893


Gross profit

30,185


30,838


Selling, general and administrative expenses

27,301


25,147


Amortization of intangible assets

1,008


1,115


Income from operations

1,876


4,576


Other income, net

(81)


(19)


Loss on extinguishment and modification of debt


66


Interest expense, net

1,442


1,555


Income before income tax provision

515


2,974


Income tax provision

39


1,226


Net income

476


1,748


Loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest

152


36


Net income attributable to ARC Document  Solutions, Inc. shareholders

$

628


$

1,784


Earnings per share attributable to ARC Document Solutions, Inc.  shareholders:



Basic

$

0.01


$

0.04


Diluted

$

0.01


$

0.04


Weighted average common shares outstanding:



Basic

44,741


45,639


Diluted

44,855


46,382


 

ARC Document Solutions, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended


March 31,


2018

2017

Cash flows from operating activities



Net income

$

476


$

1,748


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:



Allowance for accounts receivable

327


208


Depreciation

7,129


7,139


Amortization of intangible assets

1,008


1,115


Amortization of deferred financing costs

60


94


Stock-based compensation

653


737


Deferred income taxes

(92)


1,177


Deferred tax valuation allowance

57


(11)


Loss on extinguishment and modification of debt


66


Other non-cash items, net

(44)


27


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:



Accounts receivable

(2,913)


(53)


Inventory

524


(1,534)


Prepaid expenses and other assets

(150)


(202)


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

(9,014)


(3,569)


Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

(1,979)


6,942


Cash flows from investing activities



Capital expenditures

(2,892)


(2,012)


Other

380


132


Net cash used in investing activities

(2,512)


(1,880)


Cash flows from financing activities



Proceeds from stock option exercises


68


Proceeds from issuance of common stock under Employee Stock Purchase Plan

44


36


Share repurchases

(60)



Contingent consideration on prior acquisitions

(53)


(70)


Early extinguishment of long-term debt


(8,500)


Payments on long-term debt agreements and capital leases

(5,751)


(3,808)


Borrowings under revolving credit facilities

2,000


1,500


Payments under revolving credit facilities

(5,875)


(125)


Net cash used in financing activities

(9,695)


(10,899)


Effect of foreign currency translation on cash balances

95


267


Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(14,091)


(5,570)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

28,059


25,239


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

13,968


$

19,669


Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information



Noncash investing and financing activities



Capital lease obligations incurred

$

3,275


$

7,920


 

ARC Document Solutions, Inc.
Net Sales by Product Line
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended


March 31,


2018

2017

Service sales



CDIM

$

52,320


$

51,258


MPS

31,467


32,494


AIM

2,923


3,212


Total service sales

86,710


86,964


Equipment and supplies sales

10,998


11,767


Total net sales

$

97,708


$

98,731


 

ARC Document Solutions, Inc.
Non-GAAP Measures
Reconciliation of cash flows (used in) provided by operating activities to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)


Three Months Ended


March 31,


2018

2017

Cash flows (used in) provided by operating activities

$

(1,979)


$

6,942


Changes in operating assets and liabilities

11,553


5,358


Non-cash expenses, including depreciation and amortization

(9,098)


(10,552)


Income tax provision

39


1,226


Interest expense, net

1,442


1,555


Loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest

152


36


Depreciation and amortization

8,137


8,254


EBITDA

10,246


12,819


Loss on extinguishment and modification of debt


66


Stock-based compensation

653


737


Adjusted EBITDA

$

10,899


$

13,622



See Non-GAAP Financial Measures discussion below.

 

ARC Document Solutions, Inc.
Non-GAAP Measures
Reconciliation of net income attributable to ARC Document Solutions, Inc. to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)


 Three Months Ended


March 31,


2018

2017

Net income attributable to ARC Document Solutions, Inc.

$

628


$

1,784


Interest expense, net

1,442


1,555


Income tax provision

39


1,226


Depreciation and amortization

8,137


8,254


EBITDA

10,246


12,819


Loss on extinguishment and modification of debt


66


Stock-based compensation

653


737


Adjusted EBITDA

$

10,899


$

13,622



See Non-GAAP Financial Measures discussion below.

 

ARC Document Solutions, Inc.
Non-GAAP Measures
Reconciliation of net income attributable to ARC to unaudited adjusted net income attributable to ARC
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)


 Three Months Ended


March 31,


2018

2017

Net income attributable to ARC Document Solutions, Inc.

$

628


$

1,784


Loss on extinguishment and modification of debt


66


Income tax benefit related to above items


(26)


Deferred tax valuation allowance and other discrete tax items

(149)


28


Adjusted net income attributable to ARC Document Solutions, Inc.

$

479


$

1,852





Actual:



Earnings per share attributable to ARC Document Solutions, Inc. shareholders:



Basic

$

0.01


$

0.04


Diluted

$

0.01


$

0.04


Weighted average common shares outstanding:



Basic

44,741


45,639


Diluted

44,855


46,382





Adjusted:



Earnings per share attributable to ARC Document Solutions, Inc. shareholders:



Basic

$

0.01


$

0.04


Diluted

$

0.01


$

0.04


Weighted average common shares outstanding:



Basic

44,741


45,639


Diluted

44,855


46,382



See Non-GAAP Financial Measures discussion below.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA and related ratios presented in this report are supplemental measures of our performance that are not required by or presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). These measures are not measurements of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to net income, income from operations, or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP or as an alternative to cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities as a measure of our liquidity.

EBITDA represents net income before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

We have presented EBITDA and related ratios because we consider them important supplemental measures of our performance and liquidity. We believe investors may also find these measures meaningful, given how our management makes use of them. The following is a discussion of our use of these measures.

We use EBITDA to measure and compare the performance of our operating segments. Our operating segments' financial performance includes all of the operating activities except debt and taxation which are managed at the corporate level for U.S. operating segments. We use EBITDA to compare the performance of our operating segments and to measure performance for determining consolidated-level compensation. In addition, we use EBITDA to evaluate potential acquisitions and potential capital expenditures.

EBITDA and related ratios have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are as follows:

  • They do not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements for capital expenditures and contractual commitments;
  • They do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • They do not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary, to service interest or principal payments on our debt;
  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and
  • Other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate these measures differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.

Because of these limitations, EBITDA and related ratios should not be considered as measures of discretionary cash available to us to invest in business growth or to reduce our indebtedness. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using EBITDA and related ratios only as supplements.

Our presentation of adjusted net income and adjusted EBITDA is an attempt to provide meaningful comparisons to our historical performance for our existing and future investors. The unprecedented changes in our end markets over the past several years have required us to take measures that are unique in our history and specific to individual circumstances. Comparisons inclusive of these actions make normal financial and other performance patterns difficult to discern under a strict GAAP presentation. Each non-GAAP presentation, however, is explained in detail in the reconciliation tables above.

Specifically, we have presented adjusted net income attributable to ARC and adjusted earnings per share attributable to ARC shareholders for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 to reflect the exclusion of loss on extinguishment and modification of debt and changes in the valuation allowances related to certain deferred tax assets and other discrete tax items. This presentation facilitates a meaningful comparison of our operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017.

We have presented adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 to exclude loss on extinguishment and modification of debt and stock-based compensation expense. The adjustment of EBITDA for these items is consistent with the definition of adjusted EBITDA in our credit agreement; therefore, we believe this information is useful to investors in assessing our financial performance.

 

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