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GP Strategies Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Overview:

  • Revenue of $122.0 million for third quarter of 2016 compared to $122.9 million for third quarter of 2015
  • Operating income of $8.0 million for third quarter of 2016 compared to $6.9 million for third quarter of 2015
  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.29 for third quarter of 2016 compared to $0.22 per share for third quarter of 2015

The Company's revenue decreased $1.0 million or 1% during the third quarter of 2016. The revenue decline was primarily driven by a continued downturn in the Professional & Technical Services segment which reported a $5.2 million or 17% decrease in revenue. This decline was partially offset by a $4.5 million or 20% revenue increase in the Sandy Training & Marketing segment due to increased training services for automotive customers, and a $0.3 million revenue increase in the Performance Readiness Solutions segment.  Learning Solutions' revenue decreased slightly by $0.5 million due to a $3.2 million decline from foreign currency fluctuations, partially offset by a $2.7 million or 5% increase from organic growth and acquisition. Foreign currency exchange rate declines resulted in a total $4.4 million decrease in U.S. dollar reported revenue during the third quarter of 2016 across all segments.

Operating income increased 17% to $8.0 million for the third quarter of 2016 from $6.9 million for the third quarter of 2015. The increase in operating income is partly due to $1.2 million of restructuring charges in the third quarter of 2015 which did not recur in 2016. Operating income for the third quarter of 2016 includes $0.3 million of legal expenses related to acquisition activity. Income before income taxes was $7.6 million for the third quarter of 2016 compared to $5.9 million for the third quarter of 2015. Net income was $4.8 million, or $0.29 per share, for the third quarter of 2016 compared to $3.7 million, or $0.22 per share, for the third quarter of 2015.

"While third quarter 2016 revenue was down slightly, strong performance in our Sandy Training & Marketing and Performance Readiness Solutions segments offset the continued downturn in the Professional & Technical Services segment and the dramatic decline from foreign currency fluctuations," stated Scott N. Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer. "Our Learning Solutions segment also achieved organic revenue growth during the third quarter excluding the negative effect of foreign currency. In addition, we recently completed the acquisition of Maverick Solutions, giving GP Strategies enhanced training capabilities in the ERP arena. We continue to pursue niche acquisitions and are currently evaluating additional opportunities."

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Highlights
As of September 30, 2016, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $15.7 million compared to $21.0 million as of December 31, 2015. The Company had $14.4 million of long-term debt outstanding as of September 30, 2016.  In addition, the Company had $44.8 million of short-term borrowings outstanding and $14.7 million of available borrowings under its line of credit as of September 30, 2016. 

Cash provided by operating activities was $11.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 compared to $9.5 million for the same period in 2015. During the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, the Company repurchased approximately 340,000 and 255,000 shares, respectively, of its common stock in the open market for a total cost of approximately $8.0 million and $6.6 million, respectively. As of September 30, 2016, there was approximately $6.1 million available for future repurchases under the buyback program.

Investor Call
The Company has scheduled an investor conference call for 10:00 a.m. EDT on November 1, 2016. In addition to prepared remarks from management, there will be a question and answer session on the call. The dial-in numbers for the live conference call are 800-901-3958 or 212-231-2921, using conference ID number 21821044. A telephone replay of the call will also be available beginning at 12:00 p.m. on November 1st, until 12:00 p.m. on November 15th. To listen to the replay, dial 800-633-8284 or 402-977-9140, using conference ID number 21821044. A replay will also be available on GP Strategies' website shortly after the conclusion of the call.

Presentation of Non-GAAP Information
This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including EBITDA (earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization). The Company believes that EBITDA is useful to investors in evaluating the Company's results. This measure should be considered in addition to, and not as a replacement for, or superior to, either net income, as an indicator of the Company's operating performance, or cash flow, as a measure of the Company's liquidity. In addition, because EBITDA may not be calculated identically by all companies, the presentation here may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. For a reconciliation of EBITDA to the most comparable GAAP equivalent, see the Non-GAAP Reconciliation – EBITDA, along with related footnotes, below.

About GP Strategies
GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies' solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers.  Additional information may be found at www.gpstrategies.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
We make statements in this press release that are considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are not guarantees of our future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause our actual performance or achievements to be materially different from those we project. For a full discussion of these risks, uncertainties and factors, we encourage you to read our documents on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in our periodic reports under the forward-looking statements and risk factors sections. Except as required by law, we do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

TABLES FOLLOW

 

 


GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS


(In thousands, except per share data)


(Unaudited)




Quarter ended

Nine months ended

September 30,

September 30,








2016

2015

2016


2015







Revenue

$

121,978


$

122,931


$

363,276


$

363,849

Cost of revenue

101,974


102,562


305,001


304,269

Gross profit

20,004


20,369


58,275


59,580

Selling, general and administrative expenses

11,996


12,253


36,245


35,859

Restructuring charges


1,195




1,195

Loss on change in fair value of
   
contingent consideration, net

(3)


(56)


(74)


(314)

Operating income

8,005


6,865


21,956


22,212

Interest expense

366


340


970


1,011

Other income (expense)

(28)


(606)


601


(1,141)

   Income before income tax expense

7,611


5,919


21,587


20,060

Income tax expense

2,809


2,203


8,072


7,523

Net income

$

4,802


$

3,716


$

13,515


$

12,537







 

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

16,646


17,117


16,694


17,151

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

16,747


17,272


16,800


17,313

 

Per common share data:






Basic earnings per share

$

0.29


$

0.22


$

0.81


$

0.73

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.29


$

0.22


$

0.80


$

0.72







Other data:






EBITDA(1)

$

9,471


$

8,221


$

27,526


$

27,085













(1)      The term EBITDA (earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization) is a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company believes is useful to investors in evaluating its results. For a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the most comparable GAAP equivalent, see the Non-GAAP Reconciliation – EBITDA, along with related footnotes, below.


 

 




GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



Quarters ended

Nine months ended

September 30,

September 30,







2016

2015

2016

2015

Revenue by segment:





Learning Solutions

$

51,379


$

51,879


$

153,991


$

154,463

Professional & Technical Services

25,111


30,354


76,964

90,317

Sandy Training & Marketing

26,612


22,115


75,810

62,043

Performance Readiness Solutions

18,876


18,583


56,511

57,026

Total revenue

$

121,978


$

122,931


$

363,276


$

363,849






Gross profit by segment:





Learning Solutions

$

9,796


$

9,808


$

29,072


$

26,542

Professional & Technical Services

3,596


5,527


11,586

17,769

Sandy Training & Marketing

3,619


2,470


9,900

7,873

Performance Readiness Solutions

2,993


2,564


7,717

7,396

Total gross profit

$

20,004


$

20,369


$

58,275


$

59,580






Supplemental Cash Flow Information:






Net cash provided by operating activities

$

1,916


$

6,403


$

11,898



9,528

Capital expenditures

(262)


(481)


(1,184)


(1,831)

Free cash flow

$

1,654


$

5,922


$

10,714



7,697

 

 

GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Non-GAAP Reconciliation – EBITDA (2)

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



Quarters ended

Nine months
ended

September 30,

September 30,







2016

2015

2016

2015

Net income

$

4,802


$

3,716


$

13,515


$

12,537


Interest expense

366


340


970


1,011


Income tax expense

2,809


2,203


8,072


7,523


Depreciation and amortization

1,494


1,962


4,969


6,014


EBITDA

$

9,471


$

8,221


$

27,526


$

27,085




(2)   Earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) is a widely used non-GAAP financial measure of operating performance. It is presented as supplemental information that the Company believes is useful to investors to evaluate its results because it excludes certain items that are not directly related to the Company's core operating performance. EBITDA is calculated by adding back to net income interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA should not be considered as a substitute either for net income, as an indicator of the Company's operating performance, or for cash flow, as a measure of the Company's liquidity. In addition, because EBITDA may not be calculated identically by all companies, the presentation here may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

 

 

GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands)









September 30,


December 31,



2016


2015



(Unaudited)



Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents


$

15,695



$

21,030



Accounts and other receivables


89,939



90,912



   Costs and estimated earnings in excess of
           billings on uncompleted contracts


53,137



46,061



Prepaid expenses and other current assets


14,028



9,173



Total current assets


172,799



167,176



Property, plant and equipment, net


4,902



6,245



Goodwill and other intangible assets, net


126,442



128,196



Other assets


3,158



733



Total assets


$

307,301



$

302,350









Current liabilities:






Short-term borrowings


$

44,849



$

34,084



 Current portion of long-term debt


13,333



13,333



Accounts payable and accrued expenses


67,066



61,071



   Billings in excess of costs and estimated
           
earnings on uncompleted contracts


13,759



18,366



Total current liabilities


139,007



126,854



Long-term debt


1,111



11,111



Other noncurrent liabilities


5,116



6,041



Total liabilities


145,234



144,006



Total stockholders' equity


162,067



158,344



Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

307,301



$

302,350



 

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For further information: Scott N. Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer, 443-367-9640 ; Sharon Esposito-Mayer, Chief Financial Officer, 443-367-9636 ; Ann M. Blank, Investor Relations, 443-367-9925

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