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Strong Q3’19 results in line with expectations; Reaffirming 2019 guidance and targeting significant earnings growth in 2020
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
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1 Adjusted (non-GAAP) results exclude certain charges related to the Company’s restructuring activities, acquisition and divestiture-related activities, goodwill impairment, definite-lived intangible asset impairment and impacts from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Reconciliation of adjusted results is included below.
“Aegion’s third quarter results achieved expectations and were highlighted by another excellent quarter for the Infrastructure Solutions segment, which continues to benefit from strong productivity from our cornerstone wastewater CIPP business.
We ended the quarter with solid contract backlog, driven by robust new orders growth from the North America CIPP business and key wins in the Middle East as we execute our plan to capitalize on significant growth opportunities in the region.
We expect a strong finish to the year and are reaffirming expectations for modest growth in adjusted EPS in 2019. Additionally, we are well positioned to deliver significant earnings expansion in 2020 as we move forward with a more focused strategy and leverage our market-leading positions to differentiate through technology investments and capture multiple growth opportunities within our three segments.”
Charles R. Gordon, President and Chief Executive Officer
Selected Consolidated Financial Highlights
|Quarter Ended September 30, 2019||Quarter Ended September 30, 2018|
|(in thousands, except earnings per share)||
|Cost of revenues||241,997||33||242,030||267,006||(705||)||266,301|
|Definite-lived intangible asset impairment||—||—||—||870||(870||)||—|
|Acquisition and divestiture expenses||1,842||(1,842||)||—||4,800||(4,800||)||—|
|Restructuring and related charges||1,435||(1,435||)||—||1,219||(1,219||)||—|
|Other income (expense)||(5,236||)||5,345||109||(9,281||)||8,951||(330||)|
|Income (loss) before taxes on income||6,235||10,449||16,684||(12||)||20,952||20,940|
|Taxes (benefit) on income (loss)||(114||)||3,905||3,791||(153||)||5,587||5,434|
|Non-controlling interests income||(313||)||(76||)||(389||)||(588||)||—||(588||)|
|Net Income (loss)
(attributable to Aegion Corporation)
|Diluted earnings (loss) per share||$||0.19||$||0.21||$||0.40||$||(0.01||)||$||0.46||$||0.45|
Net income (loss) and diluted earnings (loss) per share includes non-controlling interest
(1) 2019 Non-GAAP pre-tax adjustments:
(2) 2018 Non-GAAP pre-tax adjustments:
Selected Segment Financial Highlights
|Quarter Ended September 30, 2019||Quarter Ended September 30, 2018|
|As Reported (GAAP)||Adjustments (1)||As Adjusted (Non-GAAP)||As Reported (GAAP)||Adjustments (2)||As Adjusted (Non-GAAP)|
|Gross Profit Margin||25.4||%||25.3||%||24.5||%||24.6||%|
|Gross Profit Margin||22.7||%||22.7||%||25.0||%||25.5||%|
|Gross Profit Margin||13.0||%||13.0||%||10.4||%||10.4||%|
|Total Gross Profit||$||66,792||$||(33||)||$||66,759||$||72,673||$||705||$||73,378|
|Gross Profit Margin||21.6||%||21.6||%||21.4||%||21.6||%|
|Operating Income (Loss):|
|Total Operating Income||$||14,649||$||5,104||$||19,753||$||13,009||$||12,001||$||25,010|
(1) Includes non-GAAP adjustments related to:
(2) Includes non-GAAP adjustments related to:
About Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ: AEGN)
Aegion combines innovative technologies with market-leading expertise to maintain, rehabilitate and strengthen infrastructure around the world. Since 1971, the Company has played a pioneering role in finding innovative solutions to rehabilitate aging infrastructure, primarily pipelines in the wastewater, water, energy, mining and refining industries. Aegion also maintains the efficient operation of refineries and other industrial facilities. Aegion is committed to Stronger. Safer. Infrastructure.® More information about Aegion can be found at www.aegion.com.
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for forward-looking statements. Aegion’s forward-looking statements in this news release represent its beliefs or expectations about future events or financial performance. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to Aegion and on management’s beliefs, assumptions, estimates or projections and are not guarantees of future events or results. When used in this document, the words “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “plan,” “intend, “may,” “will” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those referred to in the “Risk Factors” section of Aegion’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2019, and in subsequently filed documents. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events may not occur. In addition, Aegion’s actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated, suggested or projected. Except as required by law, Aegion does not assume a duty to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investors should, however, review additional disclosures made by Aegion from time to time in Aegion’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Please use caution and do not place reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made by Aegion in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements.
Information regarding the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act consists of estimates which are forward looking and subject to change. We anticipate additional guidance, both at the federal and state level, to be forthcoming in 2019. As such, the impacts of the legislation may differ from our current estimates, interpretations and assumptions, possibly materially, and the amount of the impact on the Company may accordingly be adjusted over the course of 2019.
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Aegion has presented certain information in this release excluding certain items that impacted income, expense and earnings per share. The adjusted earnings per share in the quarters and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, exclude charges related to the Company’s restructuring activities, goodwill impairment, definite-lived intangible asset impairment, acquisition and divestiture-related activities, impairment of assets held for sale, project warranty accruals, credit facility amendment fees and impacts related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Aegion management uses such non-GAAP information internally to evaluate financial performance for Aegion’s operations because Aegion’s management believes such non-GAAP information allows management to more accurately compare Aegion’s ongoing performance across periods. As such, Aegion’s management believes that providing non-GAAP financial information to Aegion’s investors is useful because it allows investors to evaluate Aegion’s performance using the same methodology and information used by Aegion management.
Aegion®, Tite Liner®, Tyfo® and Stronger. Safer. Infrastructure.® and the associated logos are the registered trademarks of Aegion Corporation and its affiliates.
David F. Morris, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer