Solid advance in net assets and EPS; Reported after-effects impacted by acquisition-related costs; Reaffirms ahead provided 2018 adapted advice measures; Lowers 2018 chargeless banknote breeze outlook
CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SP Additional Corporation (Nasdaq:SP), a arch civic provider of parking, arena busline and accompanying casework to commercial, institutional and borough audience throughout North America, today appear its third division and nine-month 2018 results.
G Marc Baumann, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We abide to accomplish solid bottom-line results, however, gross accumulation advance in the third division was beneath than we expected. Fluctuations in the timing and consequence of changes in prior-year blow accident assets estimates formed adjoin us this quarter. The Airport Division connected to appearance solid advance but advance was softer than accepted in the Bartering Division. While we accept auspiciously generated able aforementioned area gross accumulation advance in the Bartering Division, new business did not absolutely backfill a college than accepted akin of arrangement terminations. Driving new business advance charcoal a key focus and we’re authoritative advance on a cardinal of initiatives.”
Mr. Baumann continued, “We abide admiring with the beheading of our added key cardinal initiatives, including implementing our vertical bazaar strategy, accession our acquirement administration and business capabilities, deploying technology solutions, and abbreviation the absolute amount of risk. In addition, we abide to be acknowledged in advancement bound amount controls. Finally, we afresh appear our absorbed to access Bags, a arch provider of accoutrements casework to airline, airport, accommodation and added industries. We are actual aflame about this accession and accept it will accredit able cross-selling and added acquirement synergy opportunities, alter our business and drive actor value.”
(1) Accredit to the acknowledgment apropos use of non-GAAP banking measures and the accompanying banking tables for a adaptation of all non-GAAP banking measures to U.S. GAAP.
(2) Adapted gross profit, adapted accepted and authoritative expenses, adapted net assets attributable to SP Plus, adapted balance per allotment attributable to SP Additional (“adjusted EPS”), and adapted balance afore interest, assets taxes, abrasion and acquittal (“adjusted EBITDA”) are all non-GAAP banking measures that exclude, amid added things, (a) restructuring, merger/acquisition and affiliation costs, including costs incurred to appraise abeyant acquisitions, (b) non-routine structural and added aliment at bequest Central Parking charter locations, (c) non-routine settlements, (d) the net appulse of non-routine asset sales or dispositions, (e) the net accident or assets and the banking after-effects accompanying to awash businesses, (f) the disinterestedness in assets or losses from advance in unconsolidated entities, and (g) non-routine tax items, including the all-embracing net appulse of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“2017 Tax Act”) on 2017. Amuse accredit to the accompanying banking tables for a adaptation of these adapted measures to U.S. GAAP.
Third Division Operating Results
Reported gross accumulation in the third division of 2018 was $45.0 million, compared to $45.9 actor in the aforementioned division of 2017, a abatement of $0.9 actor or 2%. Adapted gross accumulation for the third division of 2018 was additionally $45.0 million, a abatement of $0.8 million, or 2%, as compared to the third division of 2017. The primary disciplinarian of the year-over-year abatement in gross accumulation was a ample abridgement in prior-year blow accident assets estimates that benefitted the third division of 2017 and did not reoccur in the third division of this year. The timing and consequence of changes in prior-year accident assets estimates are difficult to predict. While gross accumulation from aforementioned locations showed able advance as compared to the commensurable aeon of aftermost year, the appulse of arrangement terminations was not absolutely account by the accession of new business.
Reported accepted and authoritative (“G&A”) costs for the third division of 2018 were $18.7 million, which included costs incurred to appraise the afresh appear accession of Bags, as compared to $19.6 actor in the third division of 2017, a abatement of $0.9 actor or 5%. Adapted G&A costs for the third division of 2018 were $18.1 million, bottomward $1.4 actor or 7% from the third division of 2017. The abatement in adapted G&A was primarily due to a abridgement in accruals for performance-based and abiding advantage as able-bodied as connected amount ascendancy discipline.
Reported net assets attributable to SP Additional and EBITDA were $13.5 actor and $25.3 actor in the third division of 2018, respectively, as compared to $11.2 actor and $25.6 actor in the aforementioned aeon of 2017, respectively. Appear net assets for 2018 included some non-routine tax items accompanying to a abeyant tax adjustment and the write-off of assertive deferred tax assets, partially account by a favorable change in appraisal apropos to the Company’s alteration tax accrual. Adapted EBITDA added by $0.4 million, or 2%, to $25.9 actor for the third division of 2018, compared to $25.5 actor on the aforementioned base for the third division of 2017, for the affidavit affecting adapted gross accumulation and adapted G&A articular above.
Reported balance per allotment (“reported EPS”) for the third division of 2018 was $0.60, as compared to $0.50 for the aforementioned aeon of 2017. A lower able tax amount resulted in an about $0.11 year-over-year access in appear EPS, while non-routine tax items in 2018 represented a $0.03 abridgement in 2018 appear EPS. Adapted EPS was $0.64 for the third division of 2018, an access of $0.14 per share, or 28%, compared to adapted EPS of $0.50 for the third division of 2017. A lower able tax amount in 2018, lower abrasion and acquittal expenses, as able-bodied as advance in adapted EBITDA contributed to the year-over-year access in adapted EPS.
Year-to-Date Operating Results
Reported gross accumulation for the aboriginal nine months of 2018 was $135.6 million, compared to $143.9 actor for the aforementioned aeon of 2017, a abatement of $8.3 actor or 6%. On an adapted basis, which excludes the balance accomplished from the 2017 collective adventure transaction as able-bodied as added non-routine items, nine-month 2018 adapted gross accumulation was $135.6 million, an access of $0.1 actor as compared to the aforementioned aeon of 2017. The year-over-year access in adapted gross accumulation was primarily due to able aforementioned area gross accumulation advance and connected abridgement in all-embracing bloom affairs costs, which were account by the appulse of arrangement terminations that outpaced new business additions. Fluctuations in prior-year blow accident assets estimates were not a allusive agency in the year-over-year gross accumulation increase.
Reported G&A costs for the aboriginal nine months of 2018 were $63.3 million, collapsed year-over-year. Excluding restructuring, affiliation and acquisition-related costs, adapted G&A costs for the aboriginal nine months of 2018 were $59.9 million, a abatement of $2.2 million, or 4%, from the aforementioned aeon of 2017. A $1.7 actor amount accession accustomed from a bell-ringer accomplice in the additional division of 2018 and connected able amount controls contributed to the year-over-year abatement in adapted G&A.
Reported net assets attributable to SP Additional and EBITDA were $44.1 actor and $69.8 million, respectively, for the aboriginal nine months of 2018, compared to $33.4 actor and $78.1 million, respectively, for the aforementioned aeon of 2017. The appear after-effects reflect the balance accomplished from the Company’s commensurable allotment of a 2017 collective adventure transaction and the 2018 auction of a collective adventure absorption in Parkmobile, as able-bodied as non-routine tax items accompanying to a abeyant tax settlement, the write-off of assertive deferred tax assets, and a favorable a change in appraisal apropos to the Company’s alteration tax accrual. Adapted EBITDA added by 4%, or $2.6 million, to $73.3 actor for the aboriginal nine months of 2018, compared to $70.7 actor for the aforementioned aeon of 2017, for the aforementioned affidavit mentioned aloft apropos adapted gross accumulation and adapted G&A.
Reported EPS for the aboriginal nine months of 2018 was $1.95 as compared to $1.48 for the aforementioned aeon of 2017. Balance accomplished from the 2017 collective adventure transaction contributed $0.22 per allotment to 2017 appear EPS admitting the 2018 auction of a collective adventure absorption in Parkmobile contributed $0.33 per allotment to 2018 appear EPS. In addition, a lower able tax amount constant from the 2017 Tax Act contributed about $0.23 to appear EPS growth. Adapted EPS were $1.76 for the aboriginal nine months of 2018, an access of $0.46 per allotment or 35%, compared to adapted EPS of $1.30 for the aforementioned aeon of 2017. In accession to adapted EBITDA growth, lower abrasion and acquittal expense, primarily due to assertive merger-related abstract assets that accept been absolutely amortized, lower absorption amount and a lower able tax amount contributed to the advance in adapted EPS.
Net banknote provided by operating activities in the aboriginal nine months of 2018 was $35.6 actor and constant chargeless banknote breeze was $29.1 million, which reflects banknote use of $1.4 actor accompanying to acquisition-related activities.
Due to adventitious acquisition-related costs, the Company does not apprehend to accomplish its ahead provided advice on appear net income, appear EPS, and appear EBITDA. The Company reaffirms, however, its ahead provided full-year 2018 advice on the agnate adapted measures (adjusted net income, adapted EPS, and adapted EBITDA). The Company now expects net banknote from operating activities to be in the ambit of $65 actor to $75 actor and chargeless banknote breeze to be in the ambit of $50 actor to $60 million. The post-acquisition after-effects of Bags are not accepted to accept a actual appulse on 2018 and were not advised in any of the advice measures for 2018.
The Company’s anniversary balance appointment alarm will be captivated at 8:00 a.m. (Central Time) on November 1, 2018, and will be accessible alive and in epitomize to all analysts and investors through a webcast service. To accept to the alive call, individuals are directed to the Company’s Investor Relations folio at http://ir.spplus.com at atomic 15 account aboriginal to annals and download and install any all-important audio software. For those who cannot accept to the alive broadcast, replays will be accessible anon afterwards the alarm on the SP Additional website and can be accessed for 30 canicule afterwards the call.
SP provides able parking management, arena transportation, adeptness maintenance, security, and accident acumen casework to acreage owners and managers in all markets of the absolute acreage industry. The Company has added than 20,000 advisers and operates about 3,500 accessories with 2.0 actor parking spaces in hundreds of cities aloft North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations confined about 70 airports. SP is one of the arch aide operators in the nation with added four and bristles design affluence properties, including hotels and resorts, than any added aide competitor. The Company’s arena busline accumulation transports about 37 actor cartage anniversary year; its adeptness aliment accumulation operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and it provides a advanced ambit of accident acumen services. For added information, appointment www.spplus.com.
You should not analyze the advice on that website to be a allotment of this release. SP Additional Corporation’s anniversary letters filed on Form 10-K, its anniversary letters on Form 10-Q, and its accepted letters on Form 8-K are accessible on the Internet at www.sec.gov and can additionally be accessed through the Investor Relations area of the Company’s website.
Cautionary Note Apropos Forward-Looking Statements
This absolution and the absorbed tables accommodate advanced statements as authentic in the Clandestine Balance Action Reform Act of 1995, including the statements beneath the explanation “2018 Outlook,” and added statements apropos expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions and strategies of the Company. The Company has approved to analyze these statements by appliance words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “should,” “estimate,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “guidance,” “will,” “are to be” and agnate agreement and phrases, but such words, agreement and phrases are not the absolute agency of anecdotic such statements. These advanced statements are fabricated based on management’s expectations and behavior apropos approaching events affecting the Company and are accountable to uncertainties and factors apropos to operations and the business environment, all of which are difficult to adumbrate and abounding of which are aloft management’s control. Actual results, achievement and achievements could alter materially from those bidding in, or adumbrated by, these advanced statements due to a array of risks, uncertainties and added factors, including, but not bound to, the following: acute competition; alteration customer preferences that may advance to a abatement in parking demand; the Company’s adeptness to bottle abiding applicant relationships; adversity accepting allowance advantage or accepting allowance advantage at aggressive rates; accident that allowance affluence are bare because losses are worse than expected; losses not covered by insurance; risks associated with administration affairs and leases; abasement of accepted bread-and-er and business altitude or changes in demographic trends; advice technology disruption, cyber attacks, cyber agitation and aegis breaches; adverse action judgments or settlements; aperture of acclaim adeptness agreement may bind borrowing, crave amends payments or advance acquittal of the Company’s abundant indebtedness; the appulse of accessible and clandestine regulations; banking difficulties or defalcation of aloft clients; abortion of accident administration and assurance programs to abate the amount of risk; activity disputes; abortion to allure and absorb chief administration and added able personnel; abrogating or abrupt tax events; risks associated with collective ventures; acclimate conditions, accustomed disasters, and aggressive or agitator attacks, which may advance to emergency assurance measures; adverse acclimate altitude that advance to clashing banking results; risks accompanying to any acquisitions undertaken by the Company; amicableness crime accuse or crime of abiding assets; the accident that accompaniment and borough government audience advertise or access into abiding leases of parking-related assets to the Company’s competitors or clients; availability of able basic to abound the Company’s business; the Company’s adeptness to access achievement bonds on adequate terms; the appulse of Federal bloom affliction reform; adverse changes in tax laws or rulings, uncertainties in the estimation and appliance of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017; and accomplishments of activist investors. In addition, risks apropos to the proposed Bags accession accommodate the accident that the proposed accession is not completed on a appropriate base or at all; the accident that the tax and added allowances that SP Additional anticipates as a aftereffect of the transaction are not absolutely accomplished or booty best to apprehend than expected; the accident that assertive risks and liabilities associated with Bags accept not been discovered; the accident that antitrust approval or any all-important third-party consents may not be obtained, that the costs may not be consummated or that added altitude to the closing of the accession may not be satisfied; the furnishings of action that may be filed in affiliation with the transaction; the aftereffect of the accession on SP Plus’ and Bags’ relationships with their corresponding clients, customers, vendors and personnel; and adverse furnishings on the bazaar amount of SP Plus’ accepted banal and on SP Plus’ operating after-effects because of a abortion to complete the transaction.
For a abundant altercation of factors that could affect the Company’s approaching operating results, amuse see the Company’s filings with the Balance and Barter Commission, including the disclosures beneath “Risk Factors” in those filings. Except as especially appropriate by the federal balance laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to amend or alter any advanced statements, whether as a aftereffect of new information, afflicted affairs or approaching contest or for any added reason.
Use of Non-GAAP Banking Measures
To supplement its circumscribed banking statements presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the Company considers assertive banking measures that are not able in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Certain non-GAAP measures, such as adapted gross profit, adapted accepted and authoritative costs (adjusted G&A), adjusted net income attributable to SP Additional (adjusted net income), adjusted net assets per allotment attributable to SP Additional (adjusted EPS), and adapted EBITDA exclude items that administration does not accede apocalyptic of its amount performance. Such adjustments include, amid added things: i) restructuring, merger/acquisition and affiliation accompanying costs, including costs incurred to appraise abeyant acquisitions; ii) non-routine structural and added aliment at bequest Central Parking leases; iii) non-routine settlements; iv) the appulse of non-routine asset sales or dispositions; v) the net accident or assets and the banking after-effects accompanying to awash businesses; vi) the disinterestedness in assets or losses from advance in unconsolidated entities; and vii) non-routine tax items, including any added developments accompanying to the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Pre-tax adjustments are tax affected at a approved tax amount of 41% for 2017 and 26% for 2018 for adapted net assets and adapted EPS purposes.
The Company defines EBITDA, a non-GAAP banking measure, as U.S GAAP net assets attributable to the Company afore (i) absorption amount net of absorption income, (ii) accouterment for assets taxes, (iii) abrasion and amortization, (iv) accession on auction of a business or accession of a business to an unconsolidated entity, and (v) disinterestedness in the assets or losses from advance in unconsolidated entities. Adjusted EBITDA excludes items that administration does not accede apocalyptic of its amount performance, as authentic per above. The Company believes that the presentation of EBITDA and adapted EBITDA accommodate advantageous advice apropos the Company’s operating achievement and are advantageous measures to facilitate comparisons to our actual and approaching operating results. The Company’s analogue of EBITDA and adapted EBITDA may not be commensurable to analogously blue-blooded measures presented by added companies.
The Company defines chargeless banknote breeze as net banknote from operating activities, beneath banknote acclimated for advance activities (exclusive of banknote acclimated for acquisitions and net after-tax banknote accretion from the auction of businesses or collective adventure accompanying assets), beneath administration to noncontrolling interest, additional the aftereffect of barter amount changes on banknote and banknote equivalents. The Company believes that the presentation of chargeless banknote breeze provides advantageous advice apropos its adeptness to accomplish banknote breeze from business operations afterwards allotment basic expenditures, that can be acclimated to, amid added things, accord debt, armamentarium cardinal acquisitions, and acknowledgment amount to shareholders. The Company’s analogue of chargeless banknote breeze may not be commensurable to analogously blue-blooded measures presented by added companies.
The Company uses these non-GAAP banking measures, in accession to U.S. GAAP banking measures, to appraise its operating and banking achievement and to analyze such achievement to that of above-mentioned periods and to the achievement of its competitors. Additionally, the Company uses these non-GAAP banking measures in authoritative operational and banking decisions and in the Company’s allotment and planning process. The Company believes that accouterment these non-GAAP banking measures to investors helps investors appraise the Company’s operating performance, advantage and business trends in a way that is constant with how administration evaluates such achievement and constant with advice ahead provided by the Company. Adjusted gross profit, adapted G&A, adapted net income, adapted EPS, EBITDA and adapted EBITDA, and chargeless banknote breeze should not be advised in a of, or as alternatives to, or added allusive indicators of the Company’s operating achievement or clamminess than, gross profit, G&A, net income, EPS, or net banknote provided by operating activities, as bent in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, the Company’s adding of these non-GAAP measures may not be commensurable to analogously blue-blooded measures presented by added companies.
For reconciliations of these non-GAAP banking measures to the best anon commensurable U.S. GAAP banking measures, see the accompanying tables to this release.
Contacts:Vance Johnston (312) 521-8409 [email protected]
ICR/Rachel Schacter(646) [email protected]
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