Perma-Fix Reports 88% Increase in Revenue to $22.5 Million and $1.8 Million of Net Income Attributable to Common Stockholders for the Third Quarter of 2019

ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / November 7, 2019 / Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (“Perma-Fix” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:PESI) today announced results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue for the third quarter of 2019 increased 88.0% to $22.5 million versus $12.0 million for the same period last year
  • Services Segment revenue for the third quarter of 2019 increased 332.3% to $12.4 million versus $2.9 million for the same period last year
  • Treatment Segment revenue for the third quarter of 2019 increased 10.7% to $10.1 million versus $9.1 million for the same period last year
  • Gross profit for the third quarter of 2019 increased to $5.2 million versus $1.8 million for the same period last year; gross profit for the third quarter of 2018 included $1.1 million of closure costs related to the M&EC facility
  • Achieved net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.8 million, or $0.15 per share for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $221,000, or $0.02 per share for the same period last year
  • Generated adjusted EBITDA (defined below) of $2.4 million compared to $510,000 for the same period last year (see reconciliation to GAAP below)

Mark Duff, President & CEO, stated, “Perma-Fix achieved strong operational and financial performance during the third quarter of 2019. This performance is in line with the implementation of our corporate growth strategy over the past two years and the dedication of our management team and staff to adapt to new methodologies and initiatives to meet these objectives. Recent contract wins include several new projects within the Department of Energy (“DOE”), as well as commercial contracts, Department of Defense (“DOD”) projects and rapid growth in Canada conducting contaminated soil remediation. Our success in managing these projects has resulted in additional prime and subcontractor opportunities that further positions Perma-Fix for growth through 2020.”

“In addition to our strong revenue growth, we are seeing the benefit of our initiatives to improve operational efficiency within the organization, including the consolidation of our waste treatment capabilities within our three treatment plants. As a result, I am pleased to report we achieved net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.8 million for the third quarter of 2019. Overall, we are extremely encouraged by the outlook for the business, as we continue to grow our services business, which we believe provides us good visibility into future quarters. At the same time, we are advancing a number of significant opportunities to leverage our fixed waste treatment facilities by providing innovative treatment options for a variety of nuclear waste streams. We continue to enhance our balance sheet and anticipate further year-over-year growth and strong cash flow in the fourth quarter of 2019 and heading into 2020.”

Financial Results

Revenue for the third quarter of 2019 was $22.5 million versus $12.0 million for the same period last year. Revenue from the Services Segment was $12.4 million versus $2.9 million for the same period in 2018. The increase in Services Segment revenues was attributed to the award of several contracts/task orders for project work since the latter part of the first quarter of 2019. Revenue for the Treatment Segment was $10.1 million for the third quarter of 2019, as compared to $9.1 million for the same period in 2018. The increase was primarily due to higher averaged price waste from waste mix.

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2019 was $5.2 million versus $1.8 million for the third quarter of 2018. Gross profit for the third quarter of 2018 included $1.1 million of closure costs recorded for the M&EC facility in connection with closure of the facility. Excluding the closure costs, gross profit for the third quarter of 2019 increased $2.2 million or 76.7% over the corresponding period of 2018. This improvement was primarily due to increased revenue in both Segments.

Operating income for the third quarter of 2019 was $2.0 million versus an operating loss of $1.0 million for the third quarter of 2018. Operating loss for the third quarter of 2018 included the closure costs of $1.1 million as discussed above. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the third quarter of 2019 was $1.8 million as compared to $221,000 for the third quarter of 2018. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the third quarter of 2018 included the $1.1 million in closure costs as discussed above and a tax benefit in the amount of approximately $1.4 million resulting from the release of a portion of the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets related to indefinite-lived net operating losses generated due to the closure of our M&EC facility. Net income per common share was $0.15 for the third quarter of 2019 versus $0.02 per common share for the third quarter of 2018.

The Company recorded Adjusted EBITDA of $2.4 million from continuing operations during the quarter ended September 30, 2019, as compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $510,000 for the same period of 2018. The Company defines EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA before research and development costs related to the Medical Isotope project, closure costs accrued for M&EC subsidiary and net gain on exchange offer of Series B Preferred Stock of M&EC. Both EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measures of performance calculated in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”), and should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, earnings as an indicator of operating performance or cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. The Company believes the presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is relevant and useful by enhancing the readers’ ability to understand the Company’s operating performance. The Company’s management utilizes EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a means to measure performance. The Company’s measurements of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similar titled measures reported by other companies. The table below reconciles EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, both non-GAAP measures, to GAAP numbers for income from continuing operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018.
 

 
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
 
  September 30,     September 30,  
(In thousands)
  2019     2018     2019     2018  
Income from continuing operations
  $ 1,895     $ 317     $ 1,719     $ 1,358  
 
                               
 
                               
Adjustments:
                               
Depreciation & amortization
    328       364       968       1,095  
Interest income
    (77 )     (82 )     (265 )     (212 )
Interest expense
    99       62       293       177  
Interest expense – financing fees
    69       10       139       27  
Income tax expense (benefit)
    55       (1,342 )     99       (1,272 )
 
                               
EBITDA
    2,369       (671 )     2,953       1,173  
 
                               
Research and development costs related to
                               
Medical Isotope project
    74       88       228       259  
Closure costs accrued for M&EC subsidiary
          1,093       330       2,308  
Net gain on exchange offer of Series B Preferred Stock
                               
of M&EC
                      (1,596 )
 
                               
Adjusted EBITDA
  $ 2,443     $ 510     $ 3,511     $ 2,144  
 
                               
                                 

The tables below present certain unaudited financial information for the business segments, excluding allocation of corporate expenses:
 

             
 
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
 
  September 30, 2019     September 30, 2019  
 
        (Unaudited)           (Unaudited)  
(In thousands)
  Treatment     Services     Medical     Treatment     Services     Medical  
Net revenues
  $ 10,081     $ 12,454     $     $ 30,079     $ 21,299     $  
Gross profit
    3,338       1,819             8,921       2,008        
Segment (loss) profit
    2,189       1,193       (74 )     5,632       318       (228 )
 
                                               
                                                 
             
 
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
 
  September 30, 2018     September 30, 2018  
 
        (Unaudited)           (Unaudited)  
(In thousands)
  Treatment     Services     Medical     Treatment     Services     Medical  
Net revenues
  $ 9,103     $ 2,881     $     $ 27,207     $ 10,594     $  
Gross profit
    1,564       261             5,867 #       1,322        
Segment profit (loss)
    1,848       (224 )     (88 )     5,556       (194 )     (259 )
 
                                               

Conference Call

Perma-Fix will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, November 7, 2019. The call will be available on the Company’s website at www.perma-fix.com, or by calling 844-407-9500 for U.S. callers, or +1 862-298-0850 for international callers. The conference call will be led by Mark J. Duff, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Louis F. Centofanti, Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, and Ben Naccarato, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc.

A webcast will also be archived on the Company’s website and a telephone replay of the call will be available approximately one hour following the call, through 11:00 a.m. November 14, 2019, and can be accessed by calling: 877-481-4010 (U.S. callers) or +1 919-882-2331 (international callers) and entering conference ID: 56759.

About Perma-Fix Environmental Services

Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. is a nuclear services company and leading provider of nuclear and mixed waste management services. The Company’s nuclear waste services include management and treatment of radioactive and mixed waste for hospitals, research labs and institutions, federal agencies, including the DOE, the DOD, and the commercial nuclear industry. The Company’s nuclear services group provides project management, waste management, environmental restoration, decontamination and decommissioning, new build construction, and radiological protection, safety and industrial hygiene capability to our clients. The Company operates three nuclear waste treatment facilities and provides nuclear services at DOE, DOD, and commercial facilities, nationwide.

Please visit us at http://www.perma-fix.com.

This press release contains “forward‑looking statements” which are based largely on the Company’s expectations and are subject to various business risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company’s control. Forward-looking statements generally are identifiable by use of the words such as “believe”, “expects”, “intends”, “anticipate”, “plans to”, “estimates”, “projects”, and similar expressions. Forward‑looking statements include, but are not limited to: growth and cash flow through 2020; outlook for our business; visibility into future quarters; benefit of our initiatives to improve operational efficiency within the organization; continue to grow our services business; enhance our balance sheet; and further year-over-year growth and strong cash flow. These forward‑looking statements are intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While the Company believes the expectations reflected in this news release are reasonable, it can give no assurance such expectations will prove to be correct. There are a variety of factors which could cause future outcomes to differ materially from those described in this release, including, without limitation, future economic conditions; industry conditions; competitive pressures; our ability to apply and market our new technologies; the government or such other party to a contract granted to us fails to abide by or comply with the contract or to deliver waste as anticipated under the contract; inability to win bid projects; that Congress fails to provides continuing funding for the DOD’s and DOE’s remediation projects; inability to obtain new foreign and domestic remediation contracts; inability to meet financial covenants; and the “Risk Factors” discussed in, and the additional factors referred to under “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” of, our 2018 Form 10-K and Forms 10-Q for quarters ended March 31, 2019, June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2019. The Company makes no commitment to disclose any revisions to forward‑looking statements, or any facts, events or circumstances after the date hereof that bear upon forward‑looking statements.

Please visit us on the World Wide Web at http://www.perma-fix.com.

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW

Contacts:

David K. Waldman-US Investor Relations
Crescendo Communications, LLC
(212) 671-1021

Herbert Strauss-European Investor Relations
herbert@eu-ir.com
+43 316 296 316

PERMA-FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)

 
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
 
  September 30,     September 30,  
(Amounts in Thousands, Except for Per Share Amounts)
  2019     2018     2019     2018  
 
                       
Net revenues
  $ 22,535     $ 11,984     $ 51,378     $ 37,801  
Cost of goods sold
    17,378       10,159       40,449       30,612  
Gross profit
    5,157       1,825       10,929       7,189  
 
                               
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    2,945       2,640       8,548       8,061  
Research and development
    165       229       615       680  
Loss (gain) on disposal of property and equipment
    4       (9 )     3       (34 )
Income (loss) from operations
    2,043       (1,035 )     1,763       (1,518 )
 
                               
Other income (expense):
                               
Interest income
    77       82       265       212  
Interest expense
    (99 )     (62 )     (293 )     (177 )
Interest expense-financing fees
    (69 )     (10 )     (139 )     (27 )
Net gain on exchange offer of Series B Preferred Stock of subsidary
                      1,596  
Other
    (2 )           222        
Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes
    1,950       (1,025 )     1,818       86  
Income tax expense (benefit)
    55       (1,342 )     99       (1,272 )
Income from continuing operations, net of taxes
    1,895       317       1,719       1,358  
 
                               
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes of $0
    (156 )     (131 )     (424 )     (495 )
Net income
    1,739       186       1,295       863  
 
                               
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest
    (29 )     (35 )     (90 )     (102 )
 
                               
Net income attributable to Perma-Fix Environmental
                               
Services, Inc. common stockholders
  $ 1,768     $ 221     $ 1,385     $ 965  
 
                               
Net income (loss) per common share attributable to Perma-Fix
                               
Environmental Services, Inc. stockholders – basic:
                               
Continuing operations
  $ .16     $ .03     $ .15     $ .12  
Discontinued operations
    (.01 )     (.01 )     (.03 )     (.04 )
Net income per common share
  $ .15     $ .02     $ .12     $ .08  
 
                               
Net income (loss) per common share attributable to Perma-Fix
                               
Environmental Services, Inc. stockholders – diluted:
                               
Continuing operations
  $ .16     $ .03     $ .15     $ .12  
Discontinued operations
    (.01 )     (.01 )     (.04 )     (.04 )
Net income per common share
  $ .15     $ .02     $ .11     $ .08  
 
                               
Number of common shares used in computing
                               
net income per share:
                               
Basic
    12,070       11,922       12,029       11,828  
Diluted
    12,123       12,027       12,061       11,909  
 
                               

PERMA-FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

 
  (Unaudited)     (Audited)  
 
  September 30,     December 31,  
(Amounts in Thousands, Except for Share and Per Share Amounts)
  2019     2018  
 
           
ASSETS
           
Current assets:
           
Cash and equivalents
  $ 2,441     $ 810  
Account receivable, net of allowance for doubtful
               
accounts of $252 and $105, respectively
    10,781       7,735  
Unbilled receivables
    9,245       3,105  
Other current assets
    3,711       3,001  
Assets of discontinued operations included in current assets, net of allowance
               
for doubtful accounts of $0 for each period presented
    99       107  
Total current assets
    26,277       14,758  
 
               
Net property and equipment
    15,803       15,739  
Property and equipment of discontinued operations, net of accumulated
               
depreciation of $10 for each period presented
    81       81  
 
               
Operating lease right-of-use assets
    2,606        
 
               
 
               
Intangibles and other assets
    22,275       26,746  
Other assets related to discontinued operations
    57       118  
Total assets
  $ 67,099     $ 57,442  
 
               
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
               
Current liabilities
  $ 25,510     $ 21,155  
Current liabilities related to discontinued operations
    723       356  
Total current liabilities
    26,233       21,511  
 
               
Long-term liabilities
    12,168       8,835  
Long-term liabilities related to discontinued operations
    591       963  
Total liabilities
    38,992       31,309  
Commitments and Contingencies
               
Stockholders’ equity:
               
Preferred Stock, $.001 par value; 2,000,000 shares authorized,
               
no shares issued and outstanding
           
Common Stock, $.001 par value; 30,000,000 shares authorized,
               
12,077,418 and 11,944,215 shares issued, respectively;
               
12,069,776 and 11,936,573 shares outstanding, respectively
    12       12  
Additional paid-in capital
    108,215       107,548  
Accumulated deficit
    (78,245 )     (79,630 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (202 )     (214 )
Less Common Stock held in treasury, at cost: 7,642 shares
    (88 )     (88 )
Total Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. stockholders’ equity
    29,692       27,628  
Non-controlling interest in subsidiary
    (1,585 )     (1,495 )
Total stockholders’ equity
    28,107       26,133  
 
               
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 67,099     $ 57,442  
 
               
                 

SOURCE: Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc.

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