Cubic Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Record Fiscal 2019 Sales and Adjusted EBITDA and Provides Fiscal 2020 Guidance; Announces Agreements to Acquire Remaining Stakes of Pixia and Delerrok

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2019.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2019 Highlights

  • Record fourth quarter sales of $471.2 million, up 24% year-over-year; record full year sales of $1.496 billion, up 24% year-over-year
  • Fourth quarter net income from continuing operations attributable to Cubic of $41.6 million, or $1.33 per share, compared to $22.0 million, or $0.80 per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018; full year net income from continuing operations attributable to Cubic of $51.1 million, or $1.67 per share, compared to $8.1 million, or $0.29 per share in fiscal 2018
  • Fourth quarter Adjusted EPS of $1.86, up 33% year-over-year; full year Adjusted EPS of $3.13, up 43% year-over-year
  • Record fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $76.6 million, up 56% year-over-year; full year Adjusted EBITDA of $146.6 million, up 40% year-over-year and a company record from continuing operations
  • Fourth quarter net cash provided by operating activities of $50.8 million, compared to $40.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018; full year net cash used by operating activities of $31.9 million, compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $8.6 million in fiscal 2018
  • Fourth quarter Adjusted Free Cash Flow of $52.1 million, compared to $36.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018; full year Adjusted Free Cash Flow of $14.1 million, compared to negative $0.7 million in fiscal 2018
  • Announced fiscal 2020 guidance: Sales $1,580 to $1,640 million; Adjusted EBITDA $170 to $190 million; Adjusted EPS $3.10 to $3.70

“We delivered a record fourth quarter leading to record annual financial performance and the achievement of our fiscal 2019 guidance(1),” said Bradley H. Feldmann, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cubic Corporation. “We continue to execute our technology-driven, market-leading strategy propelled by significant backlog, franchise wins, strategic partnerships and transformational acquisitions.” 


  1. Fiscal year 2019 guidance ranges: sales $1.44-$1.48 billion; Adj. EBITDA $145-155 million; Adj. EPS $3.00-$3.35. The guidance provided was on a constant currency basis. Foreign currency negatively impacted reported sales by $25.3 million, Adj. EBITDA by $4.1 million and Adj. EPS by $0.14. On a constant currency basis, the results were sales of $1.522 billion, Adj. EBITDA of $150.7 million and Adj. EPS of $3.27, which all exceeded the midpoint of the guidance ranges.

Financial Results Summary(1)(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

(in millions, except per share data)

Sales

 

$

471.2

 

$

379.7

 

$

1,496.5

 

$

1,202.9

Operating income

 

 

58.6

 

 

27.7

 

 

86.2

 

 

24.4

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

76.6

 

 

49.1

 

 

146.6

 

 

104.6

Adjusted net income

 

 

58.3

 

 

38.3

 

 

95.6

 

 

60.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations attributable to Cubic before income taxes

 

$

53.0

 

$

24.8

 

$

62.2

 

$

15.2

Income tax provision from continuing operations attributable to Cubic

 

 

11.3

 

 

2.8

 

 

11.0

 

 

7.1

Net income from continuing operations attributable to Cubic

 

$

41.6

 

$

22.0

 

$

51.1

 

$

8.1

Income per share from continuing operations attributable to Cubic

 

$

1.33

 

$

0.80

 

$

1.67

 

$

0.29

Adjusted earnings per share

 

 

1.86

 

 

1.40

 

 

3.13

 

 

2.19

Acquisition-related expenses, excluding amortization

 

 

0.1

 

 

2.0

 

 

13.4

 

 

4.5

Strategic and IT system resource planning expenses

 

 

2.0

 

 

5.3

 

 

8.3

 

 

24.1

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

15.8

 

 

12.5

 

 

64.7

 

 

46.6

Research and development expense

 

 

11.9

 

 

12.3

 

 

50.1

 

 

52.4


  1. See the section below titled “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information” for additional information regarding Non-GAAP financial measures.
  2. Effective October 1, 2018, Cubic adopted Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, as amended (commonly referred to as ASC 606), using the modified retrospective transition method whereby prior periods were not restated. See “New Accounting Standards Implemented” in Cubic’s Form 10-K for disclosure of the impact of ASC 606.

 

Purchase Agreement to Acquire PIXIA Corp (Pixia)

In June 2019, Cubic paid $50.0 million in cash to purchase 20% of the outstanding capital stock of Pixia, a private company based in Herndon, Virginia, that provides high performance, cloud-based solutions to manage and access massive amounts of imagery data. The purchase agreement includes an option to purchase the remaining 80% of its capital stock for $200.0 million, which Cubic exercised in November 2019 and expects to close by February 2020, subject to customary closing conditions. The all-cash transaction will be funded from borrowings under Cubic’s existing credit facilities.

“Pixia enhances our C2ISR digital platform and further enables our real-time, battlefield cloud strategy to provide information to the edge of the battlefield. We look forward to welcoming the Pixia team to Cubic. Together, we will offer best-in-class solutions to address big data challenges for the Intelligence Community,” said Feldmann.

Purchase Agreement to Acquire Delerrok Inc. (“Delerrok”)

During fiscal years 2018 and 2019, Cubic paid a total of $6.5 million in cash to purchase 17.5% of the outstanding common stock of Delerrok, a private company based in Vista, California, that provides a cloud-hosted, multi-agency fare collection platform for small- to mid-sized transit operators. The purchase agreement includes an option to acquire the remaining 82.5% of its common stock, which Cubic exercised in November 2019 and expects to close in December 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. Cubic will pay cash of $36.4 million at closing, which will be funded from borrowings under Cubic’s existing credit facilities, and a potential earn-out of up to $2.0 million if Delerrok achieves certain sales goals in the first 12 months after closing.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Delerrok to expand our services to small- and mid-market transportation customers with an innovative fare collection-as-a-service solution. Our industry expertise in fare collection and real-time information solutions and services, combined with Delerrok’s innovative and scalable technology, will allow us to deliver a cost-effective and complete offering for transit agencies of all sizes,” added Feldmann.

The acquisitions of Pixia and Delerrok are expected to contribute approximately $40 million in sales, $15 million of Adjusted EBITDA and add approximately $0.20 to Adjusted EPS for fiscal year 2020.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

Sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 increased 24% to $471.2 million from $379.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 driven by strong growth in Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS). The adoption of the revenue recognition standard (ASC 606) increased sales by $37.8 million, driven by organic growth from Cubic’s next-generation fare payment system contract in Boston. Foreign currency translation had an unfavorable impact of $7.2 million.

Operating income in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 increased to $58.6 million compared to $27.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, reflecting higher sales and lower selling, general and administrative expenses. Foreign currency translation had an unfavorable impact of $1.5 million.

Adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 increased 56% to $76.6 million, compared to $49.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Foreign currency translation had an unfavorable impact of $1.5 million.

Net income from continuing operations attributable to Cubic in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 was $41.6 million compared to $22.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. The increase in net income reflects higher operating income, partially offset by a higher effective tax rate. Adjusted net income was $58.3 million, or $1.86 per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to $38.3 million, or $1.40 per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, reflecting higher Adjusted EBITDA, which more than offset increases in shares outstanding and income taxes.

Net cash provided by continuing operations was $50.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to $40.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Adjusted Free Cash Flow was $52.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to $36.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

Full Year Fiscal 2019 Results

Full year fiscal 2019 sales increased 24% to $1.496 billion from $1.203 billion in fiscal 2018 driven by strong growth in CTS and CMS and included $83.3 million from businesses acquired in fiscal years 2019 and 2018. The adoption of ASC 606 increased sales by $109.2 million, driven by organic growth from Cubic’s next-generation fare payment system contract in Boston. Foreign currency translation had an unfavorable impact of $25.3 million, which was 2% of 2019 sales.

Operating income in fiscal 2019 was $86.2 million compared to $24.4 million in fiscal 2018. The increase in operating income reflects higher operating profit from all business segments and a $32.5 million gain on the sale of fixed assets. Excluding the gain on sale of fixed assets, the unallocated corporate and other costs were $54.3 million in 2019 compared to $52.5 million in 2018, reflecting an increase in restructuring costs and investments in innovation and employee training and development, partially offset by a decrease in strategic and IT system resource planning expenses. Foreign currency translation had an unfavorable impact of $3.7 million.

Adjusted EBITDA in fiscal 2019 increased 40% to $146.6 million compared to $104.6 million in fiscal 2018. Unallocated corporate expenses in Adjusted EBITDA increased $9.9 million year-over-year, primarily due to investments in innovation and employee training and development. Foreign currency translation had an unfavorable impact of $4.1 million.

Net income from continuing operations attributable to Cubic in fiscal 2019 was $51.1 million compared to $8.1 million in fiscal 2018. The increase in net income reflects higher operating income and a lower effective tax rate. Adjusted net income was $95.6 million, or $3.13 per share in fiscal 2019, compared to $60.0 million, or $2.19 per share in fiscal 2018, reflecting higher Adjusted EBITDA and a lower effective tax rate, which more than offset increases in shares outstanding and interest expense.

Net cash used by continuing operations was $31.9 million in fiscal 2019 compared to net cash provided by operations of $8.6 million in fiscal 2018. Adjusted Free Cash Flow was positive $14.1 million in fiscal 2019 compared to negative $0.7 million in fiscal 2018. Adjusted Free Cash Flow in fiscal 2019 was favorably impacted by net proceeds from the sale of real estate totaling $44.9 million.

Reportable Segment Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Sales:

 

(in millions)

Cubic Transportation Systems

 

$

254.6

 

 

$

192.6

 

 

$

849.8

 

 

$

 

670.7

 

Cubic Mission Solutions

 

 

125.5

 

 

 

95.1

 

 

 

328.8

 

 

 

207.0

 

Cubic Global Defense

 

 

91.1

 

 

 

92.0

 

 

 

317.9

 

 

 

325.2

 

Total sales

 

$

471.2

 

 

$

379.7

 

 

$

1,496.5

 

 

$

 

1,202.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cubic Transportation Systems

 

$

40.2

 

 

$

17.7

 

 

$

77.2

 

 

$

 

60.4

 

Cubic Mission Solutions

 

 

19.9

 

 

 

17.1

 

 

 

7.8

 

 

 

(0.1

)

Cubic Global Defense

 

 

13.0

 

 

 

3.0

 

 

 

23.0

 

 

 

16.6

 

Unallocated corporate expenses

 

 

(14.5

)

 

 

(10.1

)

 

 

(21.8

)

 

 

(52.5

)

Total operating income

 

$

58.6

 

 

$

27.7

 

 

$

86.2

 

 

$

 

24.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cubic Transportation Systems

 

$

46.2

 

 

$

20.9

 

 

$

110.5

 

 

$

 

73.3

 

Cubic Mission Solutions

 

 

24.5

 

 

 

25.0

 

 

 

34.4

 

 

 

26.2

 

Cubic Global Defense

 

 

13.2

 

 

 

5.7

 

 

 

32.8

 

 

 

26.3

 

Unallocated corporate expenses

 

 

(7.3

)

 

 

(2.5

)

 

 

(31.1

)

 

 

(21.2

)

Total Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

76.6

 

 

$

49.1

 

 

$

146.6

 

 

$

 

104.6

 

Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS)

Fourth quarter CTS sales increased 32% to $254.6 million compared to $192.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Full year sales increased 27% to $849.8 million compared to $670.7 million in 2018. The increase in full year sales in 2019 was driven by system development on contracts in New York, Boston, Brisbane and the San Francisco Bay Area. Businesses acquired by CTS during fiscal year 2019, Trafficware and GRIDSMART, increased sales by $74.4 million. Foreign currency had an unfavorable impact of $6.3 million in the fourth quarter and $22.2 million in fiscal 2019.

Fourth quarter CTS Adjusted EBITDA increased 121% to $46.2 million compared to $20.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Full year Adjusted EBITDA increased 51% to $110.5 million compared to $73.3 million in 2018. The increases in fourth quarter and full year Adjusted EBITDA reflect higher sales as well as the impact of acquisitions, which were accretive to margins. Foreign currency translation had an unfavorable impact of $1.2 million in the fourth quarter and $3.8 million in fiscal 2019.

Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS)

Fourth quarter CMS sales increased 32% to $125.5 million compared to $95.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Full year sales increased 59% to $328.8 million compared to $207.0 million in 2018, reflecting growth from all product lines, and particularly expeditionary satellite communications and secure network products.

Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $24.5 million compared to $25.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. In the fourth quarter, higher sales were offset by an increase in R&D expenditures and other investments in new technologies. Full year Adjusted EBITDA increased 31% to $34.4 million compared to $26.2 million in 2018, reflecting higher sales which more than offset significant investments in new technologies.

Cubic Global Defense (CGD)

Fourth quarter CGD sales were $91.1 million compared to $92.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Full year sales were $317.9 million compared to $325.2 million in 2018. The decrease in sales for the fourth quarter and full year reflect the completion of various programs, in addition to more than $115 million in delayed international bookings, which were awarded at the end of the fourth quarter and after the fiscal year end. Foreign currency translation had an unfavorable impact of $3.2 million in fiscal 2019. Foreign currency translation had an unfavorable impact of $0.9 million in the fourth quarter and $3.2 million in fiscal 2019.

Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA increased 132% to $13.2 million compared to $5.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Full year Adjusted EBITDA increased 25% to $32.8 million compared to $26.3 million in 2018. The increases in fourth quarter and fiscal year reflect cost reductions and disciplined project execution. Foreign currency translation had an unfavorable impact of $0.3 million in the fourth quarter and $0.3 million in fiscal 2019.

Backlog

Backlog decreased by $663.5 million from September 30, 2018 to September 30, 2019 primarily due to project delivery on four large CTS contracts awarded in fiscal 2018. Foreign currency had an unfavorable impact of $79.7 million, in addition to a decrease of $104.5 million due to the adoption of ASC 606.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

(in millions)

Total backlog

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cubic Transportation Systems

 

$

2,953.3

 

$

3,544.9

Cubic Mission Solutions

 

 

103.7

 

 

77.0

Cubic Global Defense

 

 

344.0

 

 

442.6

Total

 

$

3,401.0

 

$

4,064.5

Fiscal 2020 Full Year Guidance(1)

  • Sales: $1,580 million to $1,640 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA: $170 million to $190 million
  • Adjusted EPS: $3.10 to $3.70

  1. Constant foreign currency. Includes the impact of the acquisitions of Delerrok and Pixia, which are expected to close in December 2019 and February 2020, respectively.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
 

Date:

November 20, 2019

Time:

5:00 p.m. ET

Hosts:

Bradley H. Feldmann, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Anshooman Aga, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Dial in:

844-603-5091

 

825-312-2261 (international)

 

Conference ID 4977537

Webcast:

https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2120553/3691CBEAF610547A9A9C5CA855C2ACA2

 

An archive of the webcast will be made available on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website: https://www.cubic.com/investor-relations/financials.

About Cubic Corporation

Cubic is a technology-driven, market-leading provider of integrated solutions that increase situational understanding for transportation, defense C4ISR and training customers worldwide to decrease urban congestion and improve the militaries’ effectiveness and operational readiness. Our teams innovate to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We simplify their daily journeys. We promote mission success and safety for those who serve their nation. For more information about Cubic, please visit www.cubic.com or on Twitter @CubicCorp.

New Accounting Standards Implemented

Effective October 1, 2018, Cubic adopted Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, as amended (commonly referred to as ASC 606), using the modified retrospective transition method whereby prior periods were not restated. The adoption of ASC 606 resulted in a change in the Company’s significant accounting policy regarding revenue recognition and resulted in changes to Cubic’s accounting policies regarding contract estimates, backlog, inventory, contract assets, long-term capitalized contract costs and contract liabilities. The consolidated statements of operations for the years ended September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017 and consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2018 are presented under the legacy revenue recognition guidance under ASC 605. See “Implementation of the New Revenue Recognition Standard” in Cubic’s Form 10-K for disclosure of the impact of ASC 606.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to the safe harbor created by such Act. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements about our expectations regarding future events or our future financial and/or operating performance, including achieving our fiscal 2020 full year guidance and the expected acquisitions of Pixia and Delerrok and the timing and benefits thereof. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “expect,” “believe,” “intend,” “predict,” “potential,” “opportunity” and similar words or phrases or the negatives of these words or phrases. These statements involve risks, estimates, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these statements, including, among others: our dependence on U.S. and foreign government contracts; delays in approving U.S. and foreign government budgets and cuts in U.S. and foreign government defense expenditures; the ability of certain government agencies to unilaterally terminate or modify our contracts with them; our assumptions covering behavior by public transit authorities; our ability to close the expected acquisitions of Pixia and Delerrok, including the satisfaction of closing conditions; our ability to successfully integrate new companies, including Trafficware, GRIDSMART, Nuvotronics, Delerrok and Pixia into our business and to properly assess the effects of such integration on our financial condition and operating results; the U.S. government’s increased emphasis on awarding contracts to small businesses, and our ability to retain existing contracts or win new contracts under competitive bidding processes; negative audits by the U.S. government; the effects of politics and economic conditions on negotiations and business dealings in the various countries in which we do business or intend to do business; competition and technology changes in the defense and transportation industries; the change in the way transit agencies pay for transit systems; our ability to accurately estimate the time and resources necessary to satisfy obligations under our contracts; the effect of adverse regulatory changes on our ability to sell products and services; our ability to identify, attract and retain qualified employees; unforeseen problems with the implementation and maintenance of our information systems, including our new ERP system; business disruptions due to cyber security threats, physical threats, terrorist acts, acts of nature and public health crises; our involvement in litigation, including litigation related to patents, proprietary rights and employee misconduct; our reliance on subcontractors and on a limited number of third parties to manufacture and supply our products; our ability to comply with our development contracts and to successfully develop, introduce and sell new products, systems and services in current and future markets; defects in, or a lack of adequate coverage by insurance or indemnity for, our products and systems; changes in U.S. and foreign tax laws, exchange rates or our economic assumptions regarding our pension plans; and we may not be able to achieve our fiscal 2020 guidance. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in our SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. Because the risks, estimates, assumptions and uncertainties referred to above could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to results reported under GAAP, we provide certain non-GAAP measures. These non-GAAP measures consist of Adjusted net income, Adjusted earnings per share (Adjusted EPS), Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Free Cash Flow. We believe that these non-GAAP measures provide additional insight into our ongoing operations and underlying business trends, facilitate a comparison of our results between current and prior periods, and facilitate the comparison of our operating results with the results of other public companies that provide non-GAAP measures. We use Adjusted EBITDA internally to evaluate the operating performance of our business, for strategic planning purposes, and as a factor in determining incentive compensation for certain employees. These non-GAAP measures facilitate company-to-company operating comparisons by excluding items that we believe are not part of our core operating performance. Adjusted net income is defined as GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Cubic excluding amortization of purchased intangibles, restructuring costs, acquisition related expenses, strategic and IT system resource planning expenses, gains or losses on the disposal of fixed assets, other non-operating expense (income), tax impacts related to acquisitions, and the impact of U.

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