Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc. Announces its Third Quarter and Year-to-Date Financial Results

  • The Company generated net sales of $34.5 million for the third quarter, a 5% improvement over the prior year quarter, and net sales of $95.4 million year-to-date
  • Income from operations before income taxes of $1.6 million in the third quarter and $3.8 million year-to-date
  • Backlog stood at $52.7 million on October 31, 2019 compared to $63.9 million on July 31, 2019.

NILES, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPIH) announced today financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended October 31, 2019.

“Revenue for the third quarter was $34.5 million, $1.7 million above the same quarter last year, and income from operations before income taxes was $1.6 million compared to $0.8 million in the same quarter of 2018,” commented President and CEO David Mansfield.

“For the first nine months of 2019 revenue was $95.4 million compared to $94.0 million for the same period last year. While our revenues are very similar to last year, continued improvements in margins have provided income from operations of $3.8 million, which is an improvement from the breakeven level achieved during the same period last year.”

“Our backlog stands at $52.7 million, after some previously delayed projects were executed during the quarter,” continued Mr. Mansfield.

“We also experienced what we anticipate was as temporary weakness in our Canadian operating results. In response, we have reduced our cost structure to a more appropriate level while we endure these lower levels of activity,” concluded Mr. Mansfield.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

Net sales increased $1.7 million to $34.5 million in the current quarter, from $32.8 million in the prior year quarter. Higher revenues resulted from our Middle East region partially offset by lower revenue in North America, primarily driven by a temporary weakness in our Canadian operations.

Gross profit increased to $7.6 million, or 22% of net sales, in the current quarter from $6.9 million, or 21% of net sales, in the prior year quarter. This 11% increase in gross profit was driven by improved pricing, product mix and cost reduction initiatives. The cost reduction initiatives include sourcing raw material at favorable prices and focusing efforts on quality improvements.

General and administrative expenses increased to $4.5 million in the current quarter, compared to $4.2 million in the prior year quarter. This increase of $0.3 million was primarily due to costs related to realignment of head office functions. Selling expenses reduced to $1.4 million in the current quarter, compared to $1.6 million in the prior year quarter. This was due to a new sales compensation program.

Net interest expense decreased to $0.2 million in the current quarter from $0.3 million in the prior year quarter due to lower borrowings.

Income from operations before income taxes increased by $0.8 million to $1.6 million in the current quarter from $0.8 million in the prior year quarter. This increase was due to increased revenue and improved margins.

Year-to-Date October 31, 2019 Results

Net sales increased $1.4 million to $95.4 million in the current year-to-date, from $94.0 million in the prior year year-to-date. The overall revenue increase resulted from higher revenues in the Middle East region and our leak detection systems, partially offset by lower revenues of our traditional coating revenues in North America, primarily driven by a temporary weakness in our Canadian operations.

Gross profit increased to $22.0 million, or 23% of net sales, in the current year-to-date from $17.0 million, or 18% of net sales, in the prior year year-to-date. This 30% increase in gross profit was driven by improved pricing, product mix and cost reduction initiatives. The cost reduction initiatives include sourcing raw material at favorable prices and focusing efforts on quality improvements.

General and administrative expenses increased to $13.6 million in the current year-to-date, compared to $12.2 million in the prior year year-to-date.This was due to increased compensation expenses and loss on disposal of an asset, partially offset by collection of a previously reserved bad debt. Selling expenses remained relatively flat at $4.0 million in the current year-to-date, compared to $4.0 million in the prior year year-to-date.

Net interest expense decreased to $0.6 million in the current year-to-date from $0.8 million in the prior year year-to-date due to lower borrowings.

Income from operations before income taxes increased $3.8 million in the current year-to-date from less than $0.1 million in the prior year year-to-date. This increase was due to increased revenue and improved margins.

Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc.

Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) is a global leader in pre-insulated piping and leak detection systems for oil and gas gathering, district heating and cooling, and other applications. It uses its extensive engineering and fabrication expertise to develop piping solutions that solve complex challenges regarding the safe and efficient transportation of many types of liquids. In total, the Company has operations at eight locations in six countries.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements and other information contained in this press release that can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to the safe harbors created thereby, including, without limitation, statements regarding the expected future performance and operations of the Company. These statements should be considered as subject to the many risks and uncertainties that exist in the Company’s operations and business environment. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) the Company’s ability to effectively execute its strategic plan and achieve profitability and positive cash flows; (ii) the impact of global economic weakness and volatility; (iii) fluctuations in steel prices and the Company’s ability to offset increases in steel prices through price increases in its products; (iv) the timing of orders for the Company’s products; (v) decreases in United States government spending on projects using the Company’s products, and challenges to the Company’s non-government customers’ liquidity and access to capital funds; (vi) the Company’s ability to successfully negotiate progress-billing arrangements for its large contracts; (vii) fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas prices risks; (viii) risks and uncertainties related to the Company’s international business operations; (ix) the Company’s ability to repay its debt and renew expiring international credit facilities; (x) aggressive pricing by existing competitors and the entrance of new competitors in the markets in which the Company operates; (xi) the Company’s ability to purchase raw materials at favorable prices and to maintain beneficial relationships with its suppliers; (xii) the Company’s ability to manufacture products free of latent defects and to recover from suppliers who may provide defective materials to the Company; (xiii) reductions or cancellations of orders included in the Company’s backlog; (xiv) the Company’s ability to attract and retain senior management and key personnel; (xv) the Company’s ability to achieve the expected benefits of its growth initiatives; (xvi) the Company’s ability to interpret changes in tax regulations and legislation; (xvii) reversals of previously recorded revenue and profits resulting from inaccurate estimates made in connection with the Company’s percentage-of-completion revenue recognition; (xviii) the Company’s failure to establish and maintain effective internal control over financial reporting; and (xix) the impact of cybersecurity threats on the Company’s information technology systems. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are made only as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. More detailed information about factors that may affect our performance may be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at https://www.sec.gov and under the Investor Center section of our website (http://investors.permapipe.com.)

The Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2019 will be accessible at www.sec.gov and www.permapipe.com. For more information, visit the Company’s website.

 

PERMA-PIPE INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

October 31,

 

 

Nine Months Ended

October 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

Net sales

 

$

34,457

 

 

$

32,806

 

 

$

95,400

 

 

$

94,020

 

Cost of sales

 

 

26,814

 

 

 

25,923

 

 

 

73,382

 

 

 

77,019

 

Gross profit

 

 

7,643

 

 

 

6,883

 

 

 

22,018

 

 

 

17,001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative expenses

 

 

4,541

 

 

 

4,247

 

 

 

13,556

 

 

 

12,153

 

Selling expenses

 

 

1,354

 

 

 

1,554

 

 

 

4,030

 

 

 

4,017

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

5,895

 

 

 

5,801

 

 

 

17,586

 

 

 

16,170

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

 

 

1,748

 

 

 

1,082

 

 

 

4,432

 

 

 

831

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

194

 

 

 

280

 

 

 

612

 

 

 

830

 

Income from operations before income taxes

 

 

1,554

 

 

 

802

 

 

 

3,820

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

 

1,699

 

 

 

934

 

 

 

1,747

 

 

 

1,525

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss)/income

 

$

(145

)

 

$

(132

)

 

$

2,073

 

 

$

(1,524

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

8,037

 

 

 

7,877

 

 

 

7,970

 

 

 

7,806

 

Diluted

 

 

8,037

 

 

 

7,877

 

 

 

8,047

 

 

 

7,806

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss)/income per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

0.26

 

 

 

(0.20

)

Diluted

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

0.26

 

 

 

(0.20

)

 

Note: Earnings per share calculations could be impacted by rounding.

 

 

PERMA-PIPE INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited)

 

 

 

October 31,

2019

 

 

January 31,

2019

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

12,221

 

 

$

10,156

 

Restricted cash

 

 

1,138

 

 

 

2,581

 

Trade accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $355 at October 31, 2019 and $536 at January 31, 2019

 

 

28,235

 

 

 

32,508

 

Inventories, net

 

 

16,270

 

 

 

12,289

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

3,620

 

 

 

3,773

 

Contract assets

 

 

4,363

 

 

 

1,653

 

Total current assets

 

 

65,847

 

 

 

62,960

 

Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation

 

 

29,357

 

 

 

30,398

 

Other assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease right-of-use asset

 

 

11,717

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax assets – long-term

 

 

747

 

 

 

458

 

Goodwill

 

 

2,264

 

 

 

2,269

 

Other assets

 

 

7,518

 

 

 

6,120

 

Total other assets

 

 

22,246

 

 

 

8,847

 

Total assets

 

$

117,450

 

 

$

102,205

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade accounts payable

 

$

12,735

 

 

$

12,006

 

Accrued compensation and payroll taxes

 

 

1,675

 

 

 

1,544

 

Commissions and management incentives payable

 

 

1,600

 

 

 

1,866

 

Revolving line North America

 

 

7,758

 

 

 

8,890

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

 

1,644

 

 

 

640

 

Customers’ deposits

 

 

3,005

 

 

 

3,708

 

Outside commissions payable

 

 

2,185

 

 

 

1,743

 

Contract liability

 

 

1,351

 

 

 

1,569

 

Operating lease liability short-term

 

 

1,130

 

 

 

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

 

3,234

 

 

 

3,856

 

Income taxes payable

 

 

1,352

 

 

 

1,266

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

37,669

 

 

 

37,088

 

Long-term liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, less current maturities

 

 

6,931

 

 

 

6,751

 

Deferred compensation liabilities

 

 

3,731

 

 

 

3,883

 

Deferred tax liabilities long-term

 

 

1,434

 

 

 

1,435

 

Operating lease liability long-term

 

 

10,617

 

 

 

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

1,620

 

 

 

688

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

 

24,333

 

 

 

12,757

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $.01 par value, authorized 50,000 shares; 8,042 issued and outstanding at

 

October 31, 2019 and 7,854 issued and outstanding at January 31, 2019

 

 

80

 

 

 

79

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

59,754

 

 

 

58,793

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(1,559

)

 

 

(3,632

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(2,827

)

 

 

(2,880

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

55,448

 

 

 

52,360

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

117,450

 

 

$

102,205

 

 

Contacts

Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc.
David Mansfield, President and CEO

Perma-Pipe Investor Relations
(847) 929-1200
investor@permapipe.com

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