ARC Document Solutions Reports Results for Third Quarter 2016

November 02, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Nov. 2, 2016 /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 third quarter ended September 30, 2016.

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2016 Third Quarter Business Highlights:

  • Net sales of $100.4 million vs. $106.4 million in Q3 2015
  • Diluted earnings per share were $0.06 vs. $1.69 in Q3 2015; adjusted diluted EPS were $0.07 vs. $0.09 in Q3 2015
  • Net income attributable to ARC of $2.8 million, adjusted net income attributable to ARC of $3.0 million
  • YTD Cash flow from operations of $34.0 million vs. $43.1 million in 2015
  • EBITDA of $14.4 million or 14.4%; adjusted EBITDA of $15.1 million or 15.1%
  • Uses of cash in the third quarter included additional $7 million in additional senior debt repayment
  • Management maintains 2016 forecast for annual adjusted earnings per share to be in the range of $0.24 to $0.28; annual cash flow from operations to be in the range of $48 million to $52 million; and annual adjusted EBITDA in the range of $59 million to $63 million.

 

Financial Highlights:







Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,

(All dollar amounts in millions, except EPS)

2016

2015


2016

2015

Net Sales

$

100.4


$

106.4



$

307.8


$

324.1


Gross Margin

32.6

%

33.8

%


33.4

%

34.8

%

Net income (loss) attributable to ARC

$

2.8


$

80.3



$

(50.5)


$

94.0


Adjusted Net Income attributable to ARC

$

3.0


$

4.2



$

10.5


$

13.6


Earnings (loss) per share - Diluted

$

0.06


$

1.69



$

(1.10)


$

1.98


Adjusted earnings per share - Diluted

$

0.07


$

0.09



$

0.23


$

0.29


Cash provided by operating activities

$

12.2


$

21.0



$

34.0


$

43.1


EBITDA

$

14.4


$

17.0



$

(28.1)


$

53.2


Adjusted EBITDA

$

15.1


$

17.9



$

48.1


$

56.2


Capital Expenditures

$

2.4


$

3.9



$

7.6


$

11.5


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




$

158.9


$

178.6


 

Management Commentary

"This has been a tough quarter for us," said K. "Suri" Suriyakumar, Chairman, President and CEO of ARC Document Solutions. "However, given our revised guidance earlier in the year, and the transformation we are going through, it was not unexpected. From the beginning of the year we have consistently maintained that we will need 24 to 36 months to implement the changes required to put the company back on a growth track. Making these changes and driving this transformation has had a disruptive effect on sales and operations, but they are necessary to build value in the future.

"The good news is that despite the challenges and weaker year-over-year sales and profit comparisons, our financial performance was healthy," continued Mr. Suriyakumar. "We delivered solid cash generation and EBITDA, and our capital structure remains a source of strength."

"During the third quarter we maintained solid control of our costs and minimized the effect of lower sales on our profitability," said Jorge Avalos, Chief Financial Officer. "Cash flow from operations for the year remained healthy despite quarterly timing differences in working capital. We chose to use $7 million during the period to reduce our senior debt and future interest costs, knowing that we will have additional opportunities to return value to our shareholders in the future."

2016 Third Quarter Supplemental Information:

Net sales were $100.4 million, a 5.6% decrease compared to the third quarter of 2015.

Days sales outstanding in Q3 2016 were 55, consistent with same period in 2015.

Architectural, engineering, construction and building owner/operators (AEC/O) customers comprised approximately 77% of our total net sales, while customers outside of construction made up approximately 23% of our total net sales.

Total number of MPS locations at the end of the third quarter has grown to approximately 9,370, a gain of 630 locations over Q3 2015. This information reflects the reduction of approximately 200 locations associated with a large client that did not renew their MPS engagement with us at the end of 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA excludes loss on extinguishment of debt, goodwill impairment, the impact of trade secret litigation costs, stock-based compensation expense, and restructuring expense.

 

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






Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended


September 30,

September 30,

Services and Product Line

2016

2015

2016

2015

CDIM

53.0

%

51.4

%

52.6

%

51.9

%

MPS

32.7

%

33.8

%

32.5

%

33.6

%

AIM

3.1

%

3.5

%

3.4

%

3.1

%

Equipment and supplies sales

11.2

%

11.3

%

11.5

%

11.4

%

 

Outlook

ARC Document Solutions is maintaining its 2016 annual forecast and anticipates annual adjusted earnings per share to be in the range of $0.24 to $0.28 on a fully diluted basis. Annual cash flow from operations is projected to be in the range of $48 million to $52 million. The Company's outlook for annual adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $59 million to $63 million.

Teleconference and Webcast

A conference call with investors and analysts will occur today, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 2 P.M. Pacific Time (5 P.M. Eastern Time) to discuss results for the company's 2016 third quarter. To access the live audio call, dial 800-946-0744. International callers may join the conference by dialing 719-457-2731. The conference ID number is 1916977. A live webcast will also be made available on the investor relations page of ARC Document Solution's website at ir.e-arc.com.

The webcast of the call will be available at www.e-arc.com for approximately 90 days following the call's conclusion. A telephone replay of the call also will be available for five days after the call's conclusion. To access the replay, dial 888-203-1112. The conference ID number is 1916977.

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 "we will need 24 to 36 months," "forecast," "project," "outlook," "put the company back on a growth track," "build value in the future," 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, 2015, 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)




September 30,

December 31,

Current assets:

2016

2015

Cash and cash equivalents

$

19,640


$

23,963


Accounts receivable, net of allowances for accounts receivable of $2,007 and $2,094

61,373


60,085


Inventories, net

19,981


16,972


Prepaid expenses

4,689


4,555


Other current assets

3,485


4,131


   Total current assets

109,168


109,706


Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $208,749 and $202,457

56,923


57,590


Goodwill

138,688


212,608


Other intangible assets, net

14,393


17,946


Deferred income taxes

74,138


74,196


Other assets

2,255


2,492


   Total assets

$

395,565


$

474,538


Current liabilities:



Accounts payable

$

22,534


$

23,989


Accrued payroll and payroll-related expenses

10,196


12,118


Accrued expenses

16,793


19,194


Current portion of long-term debt and capital leases

12,926


14,374


   Total current liabilities

62,449


69,675


Long-term debt and capital leases

145,978


157,018


Deferred income taxes

29,845


35,933


Other long-term liabilities

2,482


2,778


   Total liabilities

240,754


265,404


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; 47,415 and 47,130 shares issued and 45,975 and 47,029 shares outstanding

47


47


Additional paid-in capital

117,264


115,089


Retained earnings

39,198


89,687


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(2,831)


(2,097)



153,678


202,726


Less cost of common stock in treasury, 1,440 and 101 shares

5,909


612


   Total ARC Document Solutions, Inc. stockholders' equity

147,769


202,114


Noncontrolling interest

7,042


7,020


   Total equity

154,811


209,134


   Total liabilities and equity

$

395,565


$

474,538


 

ARC Document Solutions, Inc.





Consolidated Statements of Operations





(In thousands, except per share data)





(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended


September 30,

September 30,


2016

2015

2016

2015

Service sales

$

89,178


$

94,384


$

272,394


$

287,045


Equipment and supplies sales

11,265


12,034


35,369


37,081


Total net sales

100,443


106,418


307,763


324,126


Cost of sales

67,713


70,475


204,904


211,303


Gross profit

32,730


35,943


102,859


112,823


Selling, general and administrative expenses

24,893


25,816


76,752


80,403


Amortization of intangible assets

1,160


1,375


3,705


4,306


Goodwill impairment



73,920



Restructuring expense


4


7


89


Income (loss) from operations

6,677


8,748


(51,525)


28,025


Other income, net

(16)


(25)


(54)


(81)


Loss on extinguishment of debt

66


96


156


193


Interest expense, net

1,563


1,679


4,535


5,475


Income (loss) before income tax provision (benefit)

5,064


6,998


(56,162)


22,438


Income tax provision (benefit)

2,162


(73,338)


(5,884)


(71,766)


Net income (loss)

2,902


80,336


(50,278)


94,204


Income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

(61)


(50)


(211)


(225)


Net income (loss) attributable to ARC Document Solutions, Inc. shareholders

$

2,841


$

80,286


$

(50,489)


$

93,979


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





Basic

$

0.06


$

1.72


$

(1.10)


$

2.02


Diluted

$

0.06


$

1.69


$

(1.10)


$

1.98


Weighted average common shares outstanding:





Basic

45,599


46,698


46,055


46,601


Diluted

46,189


47,557


46,055


47,541


 

ARC Document Solutions, Inc.

Non-GAAP Measures

Reconciliation of cash flows provided by operating activities to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended


September 30,

September 30,


2016

2015

2016

2015

Cash flows provided by operating activities

$

12,163


$

20,965


$

34,046


$

43,117


Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of business acquisitions

1,958


(5,101)


9,976


7,243


Non-cash expenses, including depreciation, amortization and goodwill impairment

(11,219)


64,472


(94,300)


43,844


Income tax provision (benefit)

2,162


(73,338)


(5,884)


(71,766)


Interest expense, net

1,563


1,679


4,535


5,475


Income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

(61)


(50)


(211)


(225)


Depreciation and amortization

7,857


8,415


23,737


25,490


EBITDA

14,423


17,042


(28,101)


53,178


Loss on extinguishment of debt

66


96


156


193


Goodwill impairment



73,920



Trade secret litigation costs(1)




34


Restructuring expense(2)


4


7


89


Stock-based compensation

650


735


2,073


2,739


Adjusted EBITDA

$

15,139


$

17,877


$

48,055


$

56,233




(1)  On February 1, 2013, we filed a civil complaint against a competitor and a former employee in the Superior Court of California for Orange County, which alleged, among other claims, the misappropriation of ARC trade secrets; namely, proprietary customer lists that were used to communicate with ARC customers in an attempt to unfairly acquire their business. In prior litigation with the competitor based on related facts, in 2007 the competitor entered into a settlement agreement and stipulated judgment, which included an injunction. We instituted this suit to stop the defendant from using similar unfair business practices against us in the Southern California market. The case proceeded to trial in May 2014, and a jury verdict was entered for the defendants. In the first quarter of 2015, we entered into a settlement and paid the defendant. Legal fees associated with the litigation were recorded as selling, general and administrative expense.


(2)  In October 2012, we initiated a restructuring plan which included the closure or downsizing of the Company's service center locations, as well as a reduction in headcount.  Restructuring expenses in 2016 and 2015 primarily consist of revised estimated lease termination and obligation costs resulting from facilities closed in 2013.

 

ARC Document Solutions, Inc.

Non-GAAP Measures

Reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to ARC to unaudited adjusted net income attributable to ARC

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 




 Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended


September 30,

September 30,


2016

2015

2016

2015

Net income (loss) attributable to ARC Document Solutions, Inc.

$

2,841


$

80,286


$

(50,489)


$

93,979


Loss on extinguishment of debt

66


96


156


193


Goodwill impairment



73,920



Restructuring expense


4


7


89


Trade secret litigation costs




34


Income tax benefit related to above items

(26)


(41)


(13,395)


(125)


Deferred tax valuation allowance and other discrete tax items

138


(76,147)


341


(80,554)


Unaudited adjusted net income attributable to ARC Document Solutions, Inc.

$

3,019


$

4,198


$

10,540


$

13,616







Actual:





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





Basic

$

0.06


$

1.72


$

(1.10)


$

2.02


Diluted

$

0.06


$

1.69


$

(1.10)


$

1.98


Weighted average common shares outstanding:





Basic

45,599


46,698


46,055


46,601


Diluted

46,189


47,557


46,055


47,541







Adjusted:





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





Basic

$

0.07


$

0.09


$

0.23


$

0.29


Diluted

$

0.07


$

0.09


$

0.23


$

0.29


Weighted average common shares outstanding:





Basic

45,599


46,698


46,055


46,601


Diluted

46,189


47,557


46,655


47,541


 

ARC Document Solutions, Inc.

Non-GAAP Measures

Reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to ARC Document Solutions, Inc. shareholders to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)




 Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended


September 30,

September 30,


2016

2015

2016

2015

Net income (loss) attributable to ARC Document Solutions, Inc. shareholders

$

2,841


$

80,286


$

(50,489)


$

93,979


Interest expense, net

1,563


1,679


4,535


5,475


Income tax provision (benefit)

2,162


(73,338)


(5,884)


(71,766)


Depreciation and amortization

7,857


8,415


23,737


25,490


EBITDA

14,423


17,042


(28,101)


53,178


Loss on extinguishment of debt

66


96


156


193


Goodwill impairment



73,920



Trade secret litigation costs




34


Restructuring expense


4


7


89


Stock-based compensation

650


735


2,073


2,739


Adjusted EBITDA

$

15,139


$

17,877


$

48,055


$

56,233


 

ARC Document Solutions, Inc.

Net Sales by Product Line

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)






 Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended


September 30,

September 30,


2016

2015

2016

2015

Service sales





CDIM

$

53,228


$

54,710


161,753


168,187


MPS

32,796


35,923


100,082


108,934


AIM

3,154


3,751


10,559


9,924


Total service sales

89,178


94,384


272,394


287,045


Equipment and supplies sales

11,265


12,034


35,369


37,081


Total net sales

$

100,443


$

106,418


$

307,763


$

324,126















 

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. EBITDA margin is a non-GAAP measure calculated by dividing EBITDA by net sales.

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  over certain periods 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 and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 to reflect the exclusion of loss on extinguishment of debt, goodwill impairment, restructuring expense, trade secret litigation costs, 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 and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015. We believe these charges were the result of the then current macroeconomic environment, our capital restructuring, or other items which are not indicative of our actual operating performance.

We have presented adjusted EBITDA in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 to exclude loss on extinguishment of debt, goodwill impairment, trade secret litigation costs, restructuring expense 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.

 

ARC Document Solutions

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)

(Unaudited)


Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended


September 30,

September 30,


2016

2015

2016

2015

Cash flows from operating activities





Net income (loss)

$

2,902


$

80,336


$

(50,278)


$

94,204


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





Allowance for accounts receivable

324


110


644


292


Depreciation

6,697


7,040


20,032


21,184


Amortization of intangible assets

1,160


1,375


3,705


4,306


Amortization of deferred financing costs

111


138


344


460


Goodwill impairment



73,920



Stock-based compensation

650


735


2,073


2,739


Deferred income taxes

2,299


2,198


(6,018)


8,221


Deferred tax valuation allowance

(1)


(76,091)


(16)


(80,882)


Loss on early extinguishment of debt

66


96


156


193


Other non-cash items, net

(87)


(73)


(540)


(357)


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:





Accounts receivable

(897)


2,996


(2,285)


(3,637)


Inventory

(429)


1,083


(3,196)


(1,775)


Prepaid expenses and other assets

1,179


1,224


513


2,941


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

(1,811)


(202)


(5,008)


(4,772)


Net cash provided by operating activities

12,163


20,965


34,046


43,117


Cash flows from investing activities





Capital expenditures

(2,430)


(3,880)


(7,580)


(11,517)


Other

135


266


842


514


Net cash used in investing activities

(2,295)


(3,614)


(6,738)


(11,003)


Cash flows from financing activities





Proceeds from stock option exercises

46


1


76


562


Proceeds from issuance of common stock under Employee Stock Purchase Plan

26


25


96


83


Share repurchases

(200)



(5,297)


(204)


Contingent consideration on prior acquisitions

(86)


(360)


(453)


(360)


Early extinguishment of long-term debt

(7,000)


(3,625)


(16,000)


(10,875)


Payments on long-term debt agreements and capital leases

(3,310)


(7,262)


(9,651)


(20,042)


Net repayments under revolving credit facilities


(144)



(1,888)


Payment of deferred financing costs

(76)



(106)


(25)


Payment of hedge premium




(632)


Net cash used in financing activities

(10,600)


(11,365)


(31,335)


(33,381)


Effect of foreign currency translation on cash balances

(80)


(598)


(296)


(545)


Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(812)


5,388


(4,323)


(1,812)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

20,452


15,436


23,963


22,636


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

19,640


$

20,824


$

19,640


$

20,824


Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information





Noncash investing and financing activities





Capital lease obligations incurred

$

3,738


$

2,625


$

12,345


$

9,667


Contingent liabilities in connection with acquisition of businesses

$


$


$

85


$


 

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SOURCE ARC Document Solutions, Inc.

David Stickney, VP Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, 925-949-5114