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|Aramark Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results|
The Company Reported Strong Sales, Solid Adjusted Operating Income Growth and Significant New Business Wins
PHILADELPHIA, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aramark Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ARMK), the $14 billion global provider of award winning services in food, facilities management, and uniforms, today reported second quarter 2014 results with strong sales, solid adjusted operating income growth and several key account wins.
KEY SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY YEAR-TO-DATE HIGHLIGHTS
"I am pleased to report strong business results for the second quarter and first half of 2014," said Eric J. Foss, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We experienced growth across all segments and continued our journey to improve profitability. We are investing for the future by building the Aramark brand and ensuring our front-line associates have the training, tools, and technology to build a strong connection with our customers and consumers. We remain confident in our ability to drive continued growth and shareholder value."
SECOND QUARTER RESULTS Sales were $3.5 billion versus $3.4 billion in the second quarter of 2013, with organic growth of 4%. Adjusted operating income was $197.8 million versus $187.3 million last year, an increase of 6%. Unusually severe winter weather during the quarter affected results at a number of client locations.
Adjusted net income for the quarter was $75.2 million or $0.31 per share, versus adjusted net income of $53.6 million or $0.26 per share in the second quarter of 2013. The diluted share count in the second quarter was 243.4 million shares, up from 208.6 million shares in the same period last year, primarily as a result of the company's initial public offering this past December.
On an as reported basis for the quarter, sales were $3.5 billion, operating income was $120.8 million, net income was $13.1 million and earnings per share were $0.05. Changes in currency rates from the prior year reduced sales and operating income in the quarter. A reconciliation of adjusted financial measures to as reported financial measures, including changes in currency translation rates is presented below. See "Non-GAAP Measures."
SECOND QUARTER SEGMENT RESULTS
Food and Support Services – North America Sales in the Food and Support Services – North America segment were $2.4 billion, up 3% on an organic basis (up 2% on a reported basis) and adjusted operating income for the segment was up 1%. Sales growth in the Education and Sports, Leisure and Corrections sectors were particularly notable as new business wins continue to come online. Severe winter weather in North America affected many client locations, reducing sales and adjusted operating income by an estimated 1% and 5% to 6%, respectively. Consistent with what the company previously communicated, reinvestment in growth, technology and people accelerated during the second quarter.
Food and Support Services - International Sales in the Food and Support Services - International segment were $744.1 million, an 8% increase on an organic basis (up 6% on a reported basis) and adjusted operating income for the segment was up 26%. Growth in Europe improved from the first quarter and emerging markets continued to grow in the double digits during the second quarter. Results were aided by the timing of the Easter Holiday, which falls in the fiscal third quarter this year versus the second quarter in 2013.
Uniform and Career Apparel Sales in the Uniform and Career Apparel segment were $361.0 million, up 4% on an organic basis (up 4% on a reported basis) and adjusted operating income for the segment was up 8%. The combination of solid sales growth and continuing merchandise and plant productivity initiatives outweighed higher production and route costs from the severe weather.
Declaration of Dividend On May 6, 2014, the company's Board of Directors declared a 7.5 cent dividend per share of common stock, payable on June 9, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business May 19, 2014.
LIQUIDITY & CAPITAL STRUCTURE As of March 28, 2014, total debt was $5.6 billion, a reduction of approximately $600 million from the year prior. The company's total debt to adjusted EBITDA ratio has been reduced to 4.6x, from 5.5x in March 2013. Corporate liquidity remains strong, and as of quarter-end the company had $580.8 million of available borrowing capacity on its $770.0 million revolving credit facility. During the second quarter, the company completed the refinancing of approximately $4.0 billion in outstanding debt obligations, extending the maturity of approximately $2.6 billion to 2021 and repricing $1.4 billion of debt obligations due 2019. In connection with this refinancing, approximately $26 million of incremental interest and other financing charges, net was recorded during the quarter and is detailed in the company's non-GAAP reconciliations.
OUTLOOK While the company's outlook for the remainder of fiscal 2014 remains unchanged, it is raising its expected 53-week adjusted earnings per share to $1.35 to $1.45 based upon first half performance.
CONFERENCE CALL SCHEDULED The company has scheduled a conference call at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time today to discuss its earnings. This call can be heard, either live or on a delayed basis, on the company's web site, www.aramark.com on the investor relations page.
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Selected Operational and Financial Metrics
Adjusted Sales (Organic) Management believes that presentation of sales growth, adjusted to eliminate the effects of acquisitions & divestitures and the impact of currency translation, provides useful information to investors because it enhances comparability between the current year and prior year reporting periods. Elimination of the currency translation effect provides constant currency comparisons without the distortion of currency rate fluctuations.
Adjusted Operating Income Adjusted operating income represents operating income adjusted to eliminate the increased amortization of acquisition-related customer relationship intangible assets and depreciation of property and equipment resulting from the going-private transaction in 2007 (the "Transaction"); the impact of the change in fair value related to the gasoline and diesel agreements; severance and other charges; share-based compensation; the effects of acquisitions and divestitures and the impact of currency translation and other items impacting comparability.
Adjusted EBITDA Adjusted EBITDA represents Adjusted Operating Income further adjusted to exclude the impact of all other depreciation and amortization expense.
Adjusted Net Income Adjusted Net Income represents net income adjusted to eliminate the impact from discontinued operations; the increased amortization of acquisition-related customer relationship intangible assets and depreciation of property and equipment resulting from the Transaction; the impact of changes in the fair value related to the gasoline and diesel agreements; severance and other charges; share-based compensation; the effects of acquisitions and divestitures and the impact of currency translation and other items impacting comparability, less the tax impact of these adjustments. Management believes that presentation of net income as adjusted is useful information to investors because we use such information when evaluating net income to better evaluate the underlying operating performance of the company.
We use Adjusted Sales, Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income as supplemental measures of our operating profitability and to operate and control our cash operating costs to evaluate our performance. These financial metrics are not measurements of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or U.S. GAAP. We believe the presentation of these metrics is appropriate to provide additional information to investors about our operating performance. Our presentation of these metrics has limitations as an analytical tool, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under U.S. GAAP. You should not consider these measures as alternatives to sales, net income or operating income, determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Adjusted Sales, Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income, as presented by us, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies because not all companies use identical calculations.
Media Inquiries Karen Cutler (215)238-4063 Cutler-Karen@aramark.com
Investor Inquiries Ian Bailey (215)409-7287 Bailey-Ian@aramark.com
Explanatory Notes to the Non-GAAP Schedules
Increased amortization of acquisition related customer relationship intangible assets and depreciation of property and equipment resulting from the Transaction – adjustments to eliminate the increased amortization and depreciation above historical levels resulting from the purchase accounting applied to the Transaction executed with investment funds affiliated with GS Capital Partners, CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC, Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. and Warburg Pincus LLC as well as approximately 250 senior management personnel.
Shared-based compensation – adjustments to eliminate non-cash compensation expense related to the company's issuances of stock options, restricted stock units, performance stock units and other share-based units, excluding the expense related to the modification of missed year options in connection with the initial public offering which are included in the Initial public offering and related expenses adjustment noted below. See Note 9 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements contained in the company's Form 10-Q filing.
Effect of currency translation – adjustments to eliminate the impact that fluctuations in currency translation rates had on the comparative results by presenting the periods on a constant currency basis.
Severance and other charges – adjustments to eliminate severance expenses and other costs incurred in the applicable period such as costs incurred to start-up our Business Service Center in Nashville, TN ($7.0 million for the second quarter of 2014 and $12.0 million for the year-to-date 2014), organizational streamlining initiatives ($1.8 million, net for the second quarter and year-to-date 2014 and $41.0 million for the second quarter of 2013 and $46.9 million for the year-to-date 2013), goodwill impairments and asset write-offs ($23.1 million for the second quarter and year-to-date 2013) and other transformational initiatives ($12.6 million for the second quarter and year-to-date 2013).
Effects of acquisitions and divestitures – adjustments to eliminate the impact that acquisitions and divestitures had on the comparative periods by only presenting the acquired or divested businesses for the same periods of time in each period of the comparison.
Branding – adjustments to eliminate the expenses incurred in the period for the Aramark rebranding, such as costs related to the logo redesign, painting of trucks, changing signage, advertising, an internal new brand roll-out meeting, including travel and lodging expenses for company employees to attend this meeting, etc.
Initial public offering and related expenses – adjustments to eliminate non-cash compensation expense ($14.0 million for the second quarter of 2014 and $50.9 million for the year-to-date 2014) related to the modification of missed year options in connection with the initial public offering, bonuses paid ($4.3 million for the year-to-date 2014) to select senior management individuals related to the successful completion of the initial public offering and other costs attributable to the completion of the initial public offering.
Gains, losses and settlements impacting comparability – adjustments to eliminate certain transactions that are not indicative of our ongoing operational performance such as the loss on the McKinley Chalet divestiture ($6.7 million for year-to-date 2014), insurance reserve adjustments due to favorable claims experience ($3.9 million for year-to-date 2014 and $2.8 million for the second quarter of 2013 and $4.5 million for the year-to-date 2013), multiemployer pension withdrawal charges ($2.1 million for the second quarter and year-to-date 2013), wage and hour settlement ($2.8 million for the second quarter and year-to-date 2013), other income relating to the recovery of the Company's investment (possessory interest) at one of the National Park Service sites ($14.0 million for the second quarter and year-to-date 2013) and other transactions.
Effects of refinancing on interest and other financing costs, net - adjustments to eliminate expenses associated with refinancing activities undertaken by the Company in the applicable period such as third party costs and non-cash charges for the write-offs of deferring financing costs.
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that reflect our current views as to future events and financial performance with respect to, without limitation, conditions in our industry, our operations, our economic performance and financial condition, including, in particular, statements relating to our business and growth strategy. These statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They use words such as "outlook," "aim," "anticipate," "are confident," "estimate," "expect," "will be," "will continue," "will likely result," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "look to" and other words and terms of similar meaning or the negative versions of such words.
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. All statements we make relating to our estimated and projected earnings, costs, expenditures, cash flows, growth rates and financial results are forward-looking statements. In addition, we, through our senior management, from time to time make forward-looking public statements concerning our expected future operations and performance and other developments. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may change at any time, and, therefore, our actual results may differ materially from those that we expected. We derive many of our forward-looking statements from our operating budgets and forecasts, which are based upon many detailed assumptions. While we believe that our assumptions are reasonable, we caution that it is very difficult to predict the impact of known factors, and, of course, it is impossible for us to anticipate all factors that could affect our actual results. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us, or persons acting on our behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements. Some of the factors that we believe could affect our results include without limitation: unfavorable economic conditions; natural disasters, global calamities, sports strikes and other adverse incidents; the failure to retain current clients, renew existing client contracts and obtain new client contracts; a determination by clients to reduce their outsourcing or use of preferred vendors; competition in our industries; increased operating costs and obstacles to cost recovery due to the pricing and cancellation terms of our food and support services contracts; the inability to achieve cost savings through our cost reduction efforts; our expansion strategy; the failure to maintain food safety throughout our supply chain, food-borne illness concerns and claims of illness or injury; governmental regulations including those relating to food and beverages, the environment, wage and hour and government contracting; liability associated with noncompliance with applicable law or other governmental regulations; changes in, new interpretations of or changes in the enforcement of the government regulatory framework; currency risks and other risks associated with international operations, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act and other anti-corruption law compliance; continued or further unionization of our workforce; liability resulting from our participation in multiemployer defined benefit pension plans; risks associated with suppliers from whom our products are sourced; disruptions to our relationship with, or to the business of, our primary distributor; the inability to hire and retain sufficient qualified personnel or increases in labor costs; healthcare reform legislation; the contract intensive nature of our business, which may lead to client disputes; seasonality; our leverage; the inability to generate sufficient cash to service all of our indebtedness; debt agreements that limit our flexibility in operating our business; potential conflicts of interest between certain of our controlling shareholders and us; and other factors set forth under the headings "Risk Factors," "Business - Legal Proceedings" and "Management Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections in our prospectus dated December 11, 2013, filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act on December 12, 2013, as such factors may be updated from time to time in our periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and which may be obtained by contacting Aramark's investor relations department via its website www.aramark.com. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this release and in our filings with the SEC. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein or that may be made elsewhere from time to time by, or on behalf of, us. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments, changes in our expectations, or otherwise, except as required by law.