Cenveo Reports 3 Percent Net Sales Decline for Q3 2016, $9.4M in Net Income vs. $3.2M Net Loss in Q3 2015
Cenveo, Stamford, Conn., reported financial results for the third quarter ended Oct. 1, 2016. The reported results for all periods presented exclude the operating results of the company’s packaging operating segment, as well as its top-sheet lithographic print operation, as they have been classified in the company’s condensed consolidated financial statements as discontinued operations.
Third Quarter 2016 vs. Third Quarter 2015 Overview
- Net sales of $406.0 million compared to $419.8 million.
- Net income of $9.4 million compared to a net loss of $3.2 million.
- Adjusted EBITDA of $38.9 million compared to $42.0 million.
- Income from continuing operations of $8.7 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $3.6 million, or $0.42 per diluted share.
- Cash flow from continuing operations of $7.8 million compared to $9.8 million.
“Our third quarter was generally in line with our expectations,” said Robert G. Burton Sr., chairman and CEO of Cenveo. “In our label segment, revenue was impacted by our decision to exit our coating operations, which accounted for the majority of the quarter-over-quarter revenue decline for that segment. In envelope, continued growth in our direct mail products helped mitigate softness in our wholesale and office products, which was driven by disruption and inventory rationalization in the office superstore channel. From a balance sheet perspective, we acquired through open-market repurchases over half of our outstanding 7 percent convertible notes and commenced the process of redeeming half of our 11.5 percent unsecured notes due May 2017. We anticipate addressing the balance of our 2017 maturities in the first quarter of 2017.
“As we enter the fourth quarter, we will continue our focus on operational improvements and improved cash flow, which should significantly improve due to the reduction in our cash interest costs,” Burton continued. “Despite challenges in certain marketplaces, we believe our expectations for our direct mail envelope products and print related products continue to be a strong foundation for our organization, and our capital reinvestment plans this year will provide meaningful contributions to our future prospects.”
Third Quarter Financial Results
Net sales in the third quarter of 2016 were $406.0 million compared to $419.8 million in the same period last year, a 3 percent decline. This was primarily driven by lower sales in the envelope segment, resulting from lower demand in the company’s wholesale and office product envelopes, which accounts for approximately 2 percent of its consolidated net sales decline. In addition, Cenveo experienced lower sales in its label segment primarily due to the decision to exit its coating operation, which was completed in the second quarter of 2016 and accounts for approximately 1 percent of its consolidated net sales decline. These declines were offset in part by higher direct mail envelope volumes.
Operating income in the third quarter increased 7 percent to $20.9 million compared to $19.5 million in the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to a significant restructuring charge in the third quarter of 2015 related to the closure of a print facility, partially offset by lower gross profit in the label and envelope segments in the third quarter of 2016 due the aforementioned lower demand and decision to exit the coating operation. Non-GAAP operating income in the third quarter of 2016 was $25.5 million compared to non-GAAP operating income of $29.0 million for the same period last year.
Income from continuing operations in the third quarter was $8.7 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $3.6 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, for the same period last year. The significant increase was primarily driven by gains on the early extinguishment of debt of $7.4 million. Non-GAAP income from continuing operations in the third quarter was $6.0 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, compared to income of $6.5 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, in the same period last year.
Net income in the third quarter was $9.4 million compared to a net loss of $3.2 million for the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA was $38.9 million compared to $42.0 million for the same period last year.
Cash flow provided by operating activities of continuing operations for the third quarter of 2016 was $7.8 million compared to $9.8 million for the same period last year. The decrease was primarily due to changes in working capital, particularly the timing of sales and collections from customers and the timing of payments to vendors, partially offset by lower pension contributions.
At Oct. 1, 2016, cash and equivalents totaled $4.9 million compared to $7.8 million at Jan. 2, 2016. Total principal debt outstanding declined 12 percent to $1.1 billion compared to $1.2 billion at Jan. 2, 2016. The company has commenced the process of redeeming $20.0 million face value of its 11.5 percent unsecured notes due in May 2017 at a call price of par. It expects the redemption process for this portion of the remaining notes to close in December. The company expects to redeem the remaining portion of the 11.5 percent unsecured notes no later than the end of the first quarter of 2017.
Cenveo reaffirms its 2016 net sales expectation of approximately $1.7 billion. Adjusted EBITDA is now expected to be at the low end of the $155 million to $160 million range. Capital expenditures in 2016 are still expected to be no less than $40 million with Adjusted Free Cash Flow expected to range between $20 million and $30 million, primarily driven by the higher capital expenditures.
Certain components of the guidance provided above are on a non-GAAP basis only, without providing a reconciliation to guidance provided on a GAAP basis. Information is presented in this manner, consistent with SEC rules, because the preparation of such a reconciliation could not be accomplished without “unreasonable efforts.” The company does not have access to certain information that would be necessary to provide such a reconciliation, including non-recurring items that are not indicative of the company’s ongoing operations. Such items include, but are not limited to, integration, acquisition and other charges, impairment of intangible assets, gain on bargain purchase, restructuring and other charges, (gain) loss on early extinguishment of debt, net and other similar gains or losses not reflective of the company’s ongoing operations. The company does not believe that this information is likely to be significant to an assessment of the company’s ongoing operations, given that it is not an indicator of business performance.
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