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Steel Partners Holdings Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

August 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM EDT

Second Quarter 2020 Highlights

  • Revenue totaled $295.4 million, a decrease of 23.4%
  • Net loss from continuing operations was $0.4 million
  • Net loss attributable to common unitholders was $1.9 million, or $0.07 per common unit
  • Adjusted EBITDA* decreased to $38.9 million; Adjusted EBITDA margin* was 13.2%
  • Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations was $93.8 million
  • Adjusted free cash flow* totaled $92.4 million
  • Total debt was $365.0 million; net debt* totaled $475.9 million

First Half 2020 Highlights

  • Revenue totaled $643.3 million, a decrease of 13.2%
  • Net loss from continuing operations was $36.9 million
  • Net loss attributable to common unitholders was $63.6 million, or $2.55 per common unit
  • Adjusted EBITDA* decreased to $75.9 million; Adjusted EBITDA margin* was 11.8%
  • Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations was $259.9 million
  • Adjusted free cash flow* totaled $95.2 million

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 2020-- Steel Partners Holdings L.P. (NYSE: SPLP), a diversified global holding company, today announced operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2020. We encourage investors to read our 2020 Mid-Year Update Letter, which is posted under the "Investor Relations" section of our website (www.steelpartners.com).

Q2 2020

 

Q2 2019

 

($ in thousands)

 

H1 2020

 

H1 2019

$295,437

 

$385,715

 

Revenue

 

$643,337

 

$741,528

(417)

 

23,952

 

Net (loss) income from continuing operations

 

(36,876)

 

43,714

(1,868)

 

21,063

 

Net (loss) income attributable to common unitholders

 

(63,605)

 

36,741

38,941

 

51,280

 

Adjusted EBITDA*

 

75,862

 

93,202

13.2%

 

13.3%

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin*

 

11.8%

 

12.6%

4,041

 

9,753

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

 

11,035

 

16,410

92,427

 

14,252

 

Adjusted free cash flow*

 

95,222

 

27,218

* See reconciliations to the nearest GAAP measure included in the financial tables. See "Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measurements" below for the definition of these non-GAAP measures.

The spread of the COVID-19 outbreak has caused significant disruptions in the U.S. and global economies. The Company continues to evaluate the global risks and the slowdown in business activity related to COVID-19, including the potential impacts on its employees, customers, suppliers, and financial results. As the situation surrounding COVID-19 remains fluid, it is expected to continue having a negative impact to the Company, however, it is difficult to predict the duration of the pandemic and its continued impact on the Company's business, operations, financial condition, and cash flows. As the COVID-19 pandemic progressed, the Company initiated cost reduction actions, including the waiver of management and board fees, hiring freezes, employee furloughs, staffing and force reductions, salary reductions, bonus payment deferrals, and 401(k) match suspension to help mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company also froze all discretionary spend, implemented strict approvals for capital expenditures, and is aggressively managing working capital. The Company continues to evaluate further actions as circumstances warrant.

The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected our consolidated financial results for the first six months of 2020. We anticipate COVID-19 may continue to have an adverse impact on our business through the third quarter and potentially beyond. While the Company developed and implemented, and continues to develop and implement, health and safety protocols, business continuity plans, and crisis management protocols in an effort to try to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 to its employees and business, the severity of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's business in the remaining quarters of 2020 and beyond will depend on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the duration and severity of the pandemic, governmental actions that have been taken, or may be taken in the future, in response to the pandemic, and the extent and severity of the impact on the Company's customers and suppliers, all of which are uncertain and cannot be predicted.

"Our top priorities are the health and safety of our employees and fulfilling customer commitments," said Warren Lichtenstein, Executive Chairman of Steel Partners. "Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown, our teams have remained flexible, positive and focused."

"The pandemic had significant adverse impacts across each of our segments; however, as we exited the second quarter, overall demand in our Diversified Industrial segment has returned to near pre-crisis levels. Our Energy business continues to generate positive operating results, despite the significant headwinds from the decline in energy prices and storage issues. And, WebBank's results for June showed year-over-year improvement, despite the loan performance deterioration associated with the pandemic during the second quarter. We remain confident that the actions we have taken to control expenses and maintain liquidity will position our business to withstand a potentially prolonged economic downturn."

Results of Operations

Comparison of the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Revenue

$

295,437

 

 

$

385,715

 

 

$

643,337

 

 

$

741,528

 

Cost of goods sold

195,199

 

 

252,548

 

 

416,278

 

 

491,015

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

74,936

 

 

97,430

 

 

151,600

 

 

179,753

 

Asset impairment charges

 

 

190

 

 

617

 

 

190

 

Interest expense

7,722

 

 

10,272

 

 

16,037

 

 

20,477

 

Realized and unrealized losses (gains) on securities, net

8,482

 

 

(36,377

)

 

26,484

 

 

(38,486

)

All other expenses, net

15,728

 

 

15,784

 

 

44,332

 

 

29,328

 

Total costs and expenses

302,067

 

 

339,847

 

 

655,348

 

 

682,277

 

(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity method investments

(6,630

)

 

45,868

 

 

(12,011

)

 

59,251

 

Income tax (benefit) provision

(1,320

)

 

14,798

 

 

(4,749

)

 

17,800

 

(Income) loss of associated companies, net of taxes

(4,893

)

 

7,118

 

 

29,614

 

 

(2,263

)

Net (loss) income from continuing operations

$

(417

)

 

$

23,952

 

 

$

(36,876

)

 

$

43,714

 

Revenue

Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2020 decreased $90.3 million, or 23.4%, as compared to the same period last year, due to lower sales volume across all the operating segments, primarily due to the impact of COVID-19.

Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2020 decreased $98.2 million, or 13.2%, as compared to the same period last year. The decrease was primarily driven by the Diversified Industrial and Energy segments due to the impact of COVID-19 during the second quarter of 2020.

Cost of Goods Sold

Cost of goods sold for the three months ended June 30, 2020 decreased $57.3 million, or 22.7%, as compared to the same period last year, due to decreases in the Diversified Industrial and Energy segments. The decreases in the Diversified Industrial and Energy segments in the three months ended June 30, 2020 were primarily due to the lower sales volume discussed above, and the Company's cost reduction efforts to offset the impact of COVID-19.

Cost of goods sold for the six months ended June 30, 2020 decreased $74.7 million, or 15.2%, as compared to the same period last year, due to decreases in the Diversified Industrial and Energy segments. The decreases in the Diversified Industrial and Energy segments in the six months ended June 30, 2020 were primarily due to the lower sales volume discussed above, and the Company's cost reduction efforts to offset the impact of COVID-19.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A") for the three months ended June 30, 2020 decreased $22.5 million, or 23.1%, as compared to the same period last year. The decrease was primarily due to lower sales volume and cost reduction initiatives from all the segments, partially offset by an environmental reserve charge of $14.0 million in the Diversified Industrial segment related to a legacy, non-operating site. There was also a $12.5 million expense associated with a legal settlement in the Corporate segment during the 2019 period.

SG&A for the six months ended June 30, 2020 decreased $28.2 million, or 15.7%, as compared to the same period last year, primarily due to the lower sales volume and cost reduction initiatives from all the segments, partially offset by the environmental reserve charge in the Diversified Industrial segment noted above. There was also an expense associated with a legal settlement in the Corporate segment during the 2019 period as noted above.

Asset Impairment Charges

As a result of COVID-19 related declines in our youth sports business within the Energy segment, intangible assets of $0.6 million, primarily customer relationships, were fully impaired during the first quarter of 2020.

Interest Expense

Interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2020 decreased $2.6 million, or 24.8%, as compared to the same period last year. The lower interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was primarily due to lower interest rates during the second quarter of 2020, partially offset by higher borrowing levels.

Interest expense for the six months ended June 30, 2020 decreased $4.4 million, or 21.7%, as compared to the same period last year. The lower interest expense for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was primarily due to lower interest rates during the first half of 2020, partially offset by higher borrowing levels.

Realized and Unrealized Losses (Gains) on Securities, Net

The Company recorded losses of $8.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to gains of $36.4 million in the same period of 2019 and losses of $26.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to gains of $38.5 million in 2019. The change in realized and unrealized losses (gains) on securities was primarily due to a realized loss on the sale of securities in the 2020 period, as well as mark-to-market adjustments on the Company's portfolio of securities in both periods.

All Other Expenses, Net

All other expenses were relatively flat for the three months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to the same period of 2019. Higher provision for loan losses were offset by lower finance interest expense and higher investment income, as compared to the prior period.

All other expenses increased $15.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to the same period of 2019. Higher provision for loan losses were partially offset by lower finance interest expense and higher investment income, as compared to the prior period.

Income Tax (Benefit) Provision

The Company recorded an income tax benefit of $1.3 million and income tax provision of $14.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and an income tax benefit of $4.7 million and income tax provision of $17.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. As a limited partnership, we are generally not responsible for federal and state income taxes, and our profits and losses are passed directly to our limited partners for inclusion in their respective income tax returns. Provision has been made for federal, state, local, or foreign income taxes on the results of operations generated by our consolidated subsidiaries that are taxable entities. The difference between the effective tax rate and statutory federal rate of 21% is principally due to partnership losses for which no tax benefit is recognized, as well as changes in certain deferred tax valuation allowances and various other permanent differences.

(Income) Loss of Associated Companies, Net of Taxes

The Company recorded income from associated companies, net of taxes of $4.9 million and a loss from associated companies, net of taxes of $29.6 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, respectively, as compared to a loss of $7.1 million and income of $2.3 million in the same periods of 2019.

Purchases of Property, Plant and Equipment (Capital Expenditures)

Capital expenditures for the second quarter of 2020 totaled $4.0 million, or 1.4% of net sales, compared to $9.8 million, or 2.5% of net sales, in the second quarter of 2019. For the six months ended June 30, 2020, capital expenditures were $11.0 million, or 1.7% of net sales, compared to $16.4 million, or 2.2% of net sales, for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

Additional Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2020 was $38.9 million versus $51.3 million for the same period in 2019. The Adjusted EBITDA margin decreased to 13.2% in the quarter from 13.3% in the second quarter of 2019 primarily due to lower volumes stemming from the impact of COVID-19. Adjusted free cash flow was $92.4 million for the second quarter of 2020 versus $14.3 million for the same period in 2019.

For the six months ended June 30, 2020, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin were $75.9 million and 11.8%, respectively, compared to $93.2 million and 12.6% for the same period in 2019. For the six months ended June 30, 2020, adjusted free cash flow was $95.2 million versus $27.2 million for the same period in 2019.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of June 30, 2020, the Company had $231.5 million in available liquidity under its senior credit agreement, as well as $56.5 million in cash and cash equivalents, excluding WebBank cash, and approximately $214.9 million in marketable securities and long-term investments.

As of June 30, 2020, consolidated debt was $365.0 million, an increase of approximately $27.0 million compared to December 31, 2019. As of June 30, 2020, net debt totaled $475.9 million, a decrease of approximately $61.0 million compared to December 31, 2019. Total leverage (as defined in the Company's senior credit agreement) was 2.83x as of June 30, 2020 versus 3.17x as of December 31, 2019.

About Steel Partners Holdings L.P.

Steel Partners Holdings L.P. (www.steelpartners.com) is a diversified global holding company that owns and operates businesses and has significant interests in various companies, including diversified industrial products, energy, defense, supply chain management and logistics, direct marketing, banking, and youth sports.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "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, that reflect SPLP's current expectations and projections about its future results, performance, prospects, and opportunities. SPLP identifies these forward-looking statements by using words such as "may," "should," "expect," "hope," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "will," and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause its actual results, performance, prospects, or opportunities in 2020 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation, the impact of COVID-19 on business activity generally and on the Company's financial condition and operations, including whether facilities considered to be essential retain that designation, the continued decline of crude oil prices, customers' acceptance of our new and existing products, our ability to deploy our capital in a manner that maximizes unitholder value, the ability to consolidate and manage the Company's newly acquired businesses, the potential fluctuation in the Company's operating results, the Company's ongoing cash flow requirements for defined benefit pension plans, the cost of compliance with extensive federal and state regulatory requirements and any potential liability thereunder, the Company's need for additional financing and the terms and conditions of any financing that is consummated, the ability to identify suitable acquisition candidates or investment opportunities for our core businesses, the impact of losses in the Company's investment portfolio, the effect of fluctuations in interest rates and the phase-out of LIBOR, our ability to protect the Company's intellectual property rights, the Company's ability to manage risks inherent to conducting business internationally, the outcome of litigation or other legal proceedings in which we are involved from time to time, a significant disruption in, or breach in security of, our technology systems, labor disputes and the ability to recruit and retain experienced personnel, general economic conditions, fluctuations in demand for our products and services, the inability to realize the benefits of net operating losses of our affiliates and subsidiaries, the possible volatility of our common or preferred unit trading prices, and other risks detailed from time to time in filings we make with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). These statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, and no assurance can be given that the actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Investors should read carefully the factors described in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's filings with the SEC, including the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and Form 10-Q for each of the 2020 quarterly periods, for information regarding risk factors that could affect the Company's results. Any forward-looking statement made in this press release speaks only as of the date hereof. Except as otherwise required by law, SPLP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances, or any other reason.

Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)

 

(in thousands, except common and units)

June 30, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

107,083

 

 

$

139,467

 

Marketable securities

155

 

 

220

 

Trade and other receivables - net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $3,232 and $2,512, respectively

163,486

 

 

175,043

 

Receivables from related parties

2,875

 

 

2,221

 

Loans receivable, including loans held for sale of $71,378 and $225,013, respectively, net

321,987

 

 

546,908

 

Inventories, net

143,923

 

 

151,641

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

32,172

 

 

33,689

 

Assets of discontinued operations

 

 

41,012

 

Total current assets

771,681

 

 

1,090,201

 

Long-term loans receivable, net

2,250,656

 

 

196,145

 

Goodwill

151,931

 

 

149,626

 

Other intangible assets, net

148,643

 

 

158,593

 

Deferred tax assets

94,552

 

 

88,645

 

Other non-current assets

45,000

 

 

70,616

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

238,109

 

 

250,225

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

31,756

 

 

34,324

 

Long-term investments

214,719

 

 

275,836

 

Assets of discontinued operations

 

 

18,143

 

Total Assets

$

3,947,047

 

 

$

2,332,354

 

LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

107,936

 

 

$

85,817

 

Accrued liabilities

72,739

 

 

114,941

 

Deposits

362,286

 

 

615,495

 

Payables to related parties

687

 

 

481

 

Short-term debt

357

 

 

1,800

 

Current portion of long-term debt

14,035

 

 

14,208

 

Current portion of preferred unit liability

 

 

39,782

 

Other current liabilities

88,806

 

 

42,041

 

Liabilities of discontinued operations

 

 

21,256

 

Total current liabilities

646,846

 

 

935,821

 

Long-term deposits

95,717

 

 

139,222

 

Long-term debt

350,653

 

 

322,081

 

Other borrowings

2,032,236

 

 

 

Preferred unit liability

145,544

 

 

144,247

 

Accrued pension liabilities

183,230

 

 

183,228

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

 

2,497

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities

24,649

 

 

26,458

 

Other non-current liabilities

38,883

 

 

14,556

 

Liabilities of discontinued operations

 

 

87,825

 

Total Liabilities

3,517,758

 

 

1,855,935

 

Commitments and Contingencies

 

 

 

Capital:

 

 

 

Partners' capital common units: 24,929,253 and 25,023,128 issued and outstanding (after deducting 12,647,864 and 12,647,864 units held in treasury, at cost of $198,781 and $198,781), respectively

600,578

 

 

664,035

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(175,504

)

 

(191,422

)

Total Partners' Capital

425,074

 

 

472,613

 

Noncontrolling interests in consolidated entities

4,215

 

 

3,806

 

Total Capital

429,289

 

 

476,419

 

Total Liabilities and Capital

$

3,947,047

 

 

$

2,332,354

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)

 

(in thousands, except common units and per common unit data)

Three Months Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diversified industrial net sales

$

252,172

 

 

$

300,049

 

 

$

514,472

 

 

$

580,970

 

Energy net revenue

14,302

 

 

43,532

 

 

52,904

 

 

82,518

 

Financial services revenue

28,963

 

 

42,134

 

 

75,961

 

 

78,040

 

Total revenue

295,437

 

 

385,715

 

 

643,337

 

 

741,528

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

195,199

 

 

252,548

 

 

416,278

 

 

491,015

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

74,936

 

 

97,430

 

 

151,600

 

 

179,753

 

Asset impairment charges

 

 

190

 

 

617

 

 

190

 

Finance interest expense

3,475

 

 

4,201

 

 

6,909

 

 

8,125

 

Provision for loan losses

14,253

 

 

12,715

 

 

40,390

 

 

21,185

 

Interest expense

7,722

 

 

10,272

 

 

16,037

 

 

20,477

 

Realized and unrealized losses (gains) on securities, net

8,482

 

 

(36,377

)

 

26,484

 

 

(38,486

)

Other (income) expense, net

(2,000

)

 

(1,132

)

 

(2,967

)

 

18

 

Total costs and expenses

302,067

 

 

339,847

 

 

655,348

 

 

682,277

 

(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity method investments

(6,630

)

 

45,868

 

 

(12,011

)

 

59,251

 

Income tax (benefit) provision

(1,320

)

 

14,798

 

 

(4,749

)

 

17,800

 

(Income) loss of associated companies, net of taxes

(4,893

)

 

7,118

 

 

29,614

 

 

(2,263

)

Net (loss) income from continuing operations

(417

)

 

23,952

 

 

(36,876

)

 

43,714

 

Discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes

(280

)

 

(2,918

)

 

(2,581

)

 

(7,058

)

Net loss on deconsolidation of discontinued operations

(980

)

 

 

 

(23,827

)

 

 

Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes

(1,260

)

 

(2,918

)

 

(26,408

)

 

(7,058

)

Net (loss) income

(1,677

)

 

21,034

 

 

(63,284

)

 

36,656

 

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests in consolidated entities (continuing operations)

(191

)

 

29

 

 

(321

)

 

85

 

Net (loss) income attributable to common unitholders

$

(1,868

)

 

$

21,063

 

 

$

(63,605

)

 

$

36,741

 

Net (loss) income per common unit - basic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income from continuing operations

$

(0.02

)

 

$

0.96

 

 

$

(1.49

)

 

$

1.75

 

Net loss from discontinued operations

(0.05

)

 

(0.12

)

 

(1.06

)

 

(0.28

)

Net (loss) income attributable to common unitholders

$

(0.07

)

 

$

0.84

 

 

$

(2.55

)

 

$

1.47

 

Net (loss) income per common unit - diluted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income from continuing operations

$

(0.02

)

 

$

0.69

 

 

$

(1.49

)

 

$

1.27

 

Net loss from discontinued operations

(0.05

)

 

(0.08

)

 

(1.06

)

 

(0.18

)

Net (loss) income attributable to common unitholders

$

(0.07

)

 

$

0.61

 

 

$

(2.55

)

 

$

1.09

 

Weighted-average number of common units outstanding - basic

24,958,026

 

 

24,982,728

 

 

24,989,440

 

 

24,915,446

 

Weighted-average number of common units outstanding - diluted

24,958,026

 

 

39,138,599

 

 

24,989,440

 

 

39,158,510

 

Supplemental Balance Sheet Data (June 30, 2020 unaudited)

 

(in thousands, except common and preferred units)

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

2020

 

2019

Cash and cash equivalents

$

107,083

 

 

$

139,467

 

WebBank cash and cash equivalents

50,583

 

 

125,047

 

Cash and cash equivalents, excluding WebBank

$

56,500

 

 

$

14,420

 

Common units outstanding

24,929,253

 

 

25,023,128

 

Preferred units outstanding

6,422,128

 

 

7,927,288

 

Supplemental Non-GAAP Disclosures (unaudited)

 

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Net (loss) income from continuing operations

$

(417

)

 

$

23,952

 

 

$

(36,876

)

 

$

43,714

 

Income tax (benefit) provision

(1,320

)

 

14,798

 

 

(4,749

)

 

17,800

 

(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes

(1,737

)

 

38,750

 

 

(41,625

)

 

61,514

 

Add (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Income) loss of associated companies, net of taxes

(4,893

)

 

7,118

 

 

29,614

 

 

(2,263

)

Realized and unrealized losses (gains) on securities, net

8,482

 

 

(36,377

)

 

26,484

 

 

(38,486

)

Interest expense

7,722

 

 

10,272

 

 

16,037

 

 

20,477

 

Depreciation

11,133

 

 

10,990

 

 

22,086

 

 

21,956

 

Amortization

5,112

 

 

5,438

 

 

10,394

 

 

10,703

 

Non-cash asset impairment charges

 

 

190

 

 

617

 

 

190

 

Non-cash pension expense

623

 

 

1,980

 

 

1,175

 

 

3,949

 

Non-cash equity-based compensation

50

 

 

227

 

 

256

 

 

391

 

Other items, net

12,449

 

 

12,692

 

 

10,824

 

 

14,771

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

38,941

 

 

$

51,280

 

 

$

75,862

 

 

$

93,202

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenue

$

295,437

 

 

$

385,715

 

 

$

643,337

 

 

$

741,528

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin

13.2

%

 

13.3

%

 

11.8

%

 

12.6

%

Net Debt Reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

2020

 

2019

Total debt

$

365,045

 

 

$

338,089

 

Loan guarantee liability

53,464

 

 

 

Accrued pension liabilities

183,230

 

 

183,228

 

Preferred unit liability, including current portion

145,544

 

 

184,029

 

Cash and cash equivalents, excluding WebBank

(56,500

)

 

(14,420

)

Marketable securities

(155

)

 

(220

)

Long-term investments

(214,719

)

 

(275,836

)

Net debt

$

475,909

 

 

$

414,870

 

Adjusted Free Cash Flow Reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations

$

93,846

 

 

$

15,764

 

 

$

259,892

 

 

$

53,700

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(4,041

)

 

(9,753

)

 

(11,035

)

 

(16,410

)

Net increase (decrease) in loans held for sale

2,622

 

 

8,241

 

 

(153,635

)

 

(10,072

)

Adjusted free cash flow

$

92,427

 

 

$

14,252

 

 

$

95,222

 

 

$

27,218

 

Segment Results (unaudited)

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended
June 30,

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diversified industrial

$

252,172

 

 

$

300,049

 

 

$

514,472

 

 

$

580,970

 

Energy

14,302

 

 

43,532

 

 

52,904

 

 

82,518

 

Financial services

28,963

 

 

42,134

 

 

75,961

 

 

78,040

 

Total revenue

$

295,437

 

 

$

385,715

 

 

$

643,337

 

 

$

741,528

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations before interest expense and income taxes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diversified industrial

$

13,162

 

 

$

15,606

 

 

$

28,036

 

 

$

30,651

 

Energy

(5,352

)

 

329

 

 

(5,150

)

 

(1,426

)

Financial services

(815

)

 

14,344

 

 

3,191

 

 

27,576

 

Corporate and other

(1,010

)

 

18,743

 

 

(51,665

)

 

25,190

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations before interest expense and income taxes

5,985

 

 

49,022

 

 

(25,588

)

 

81,991

 

Interest expense

7,722

 

 

10,272

 

 

16,037

 

 

20,477

 

Income tax (benefit) provision

(1,320

)

 

14,798

 

 

(4,749

)

 

17,800

 

Net (loss) income from continuing operations

$

(417

)

 

$

23,952

 

 

$

(36,876

)

 

$

43,714

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Income) loss of associated companies, net of taxes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate and other

$

(4,893

)

 

$

7,118

 

 

$

29,614

 

 

$

(2,263

)

Total

$

(4,893

)

 

$

7,118

 

 

$

29,614

 

 

$

(2,263

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment depreciation and amortization:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diversified industrial

$

12,383

 

 

$

11,868

 

 

$

24,650

 

 

$

23,522

 

Energy

3,731

 

 

4,420

 

 

7,487

 

 

8,865

 

Financial services

92

 

 

101

 

 

263

 

 

199

 

Corporate and other

39

 

 

39

 

 

80

 

 

73

 

Total depreciation and amortization

$

16,245

 

 

$

16,428

 

 

$

32,480

 

 

$

32,659

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diversified industrial

$

39,194

 

 

$

30,657

 

 

$

66,447

 

 

$

60,216

 

Energy

(1,820

)

 

5,052

 

 

2,703

 

 

7,497

 

Financial services

(373

)

 

14,376

 

 

3,801

 

 

27,701

 

Corporate and other

1,940

 

 

1,195

 

 

2,911

 

 

(2,212

)

Total Adjusted EBITDA

$

38,941

 

 

$

51,280

 

 

$

75,862

 

 

$

93,202

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company changed the methods used to measure reported segment income or loss by allocating additional expenses from the Corporate and Other segment to the Diversified Industrial, Energy, and Financial Services segments. In addition, the Company recast all 2019 financial information associated with API Group Limited and certain of its affiliates, which were deconsolidated during the first quarter of 2020 and previously included in the Diversified Industrial segment, to discontinued operations. The 2019 financial information has been recast to reflect these changes on a comparable basis.

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measurements

The financial data contained in this press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measurements as defined by the SEC, including "Adjusted EBITDA," "Net Debt," and "Adjusted Free Cash Flow." The Company is presenting these non-GAAP financial measurements because it believes that these measures provide useful information to investors about the Company's business and its financial condition. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income or loss from continuing operations before the effects of income or loss from investments in associated companies and other investments held at fair value, interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization, non-cash pension expense or income, and realized and unrealized gains or losses on investments, and excludes certain non-recurring and non-cash items. The Company defines Net Debt as the sum of total debt, loan guarantee liability, accrued pension liabilities and preferred unit liability, less the sum of cash and cash equivalents (excluding those used in WebBank's banking operations), marketable securities and long-term investments. The Company defines Adjusted Free Cash Flow as net cash provided by or used in operating activities of continuing operations less the sum of purchases of property, plant and equipment, and net increases or decreases in loans held for sale. The Company believes these measures are useful to investors because they are measures used by the Company's Board of Directors and management to evaluate its ongoing business, including in internal management reporting, budgeting, and forecasting processes, in comparing operating results across the business, as internal profitability measures, as components in assessing liquidity and evaluating the ability and the desirability of making capital expenditures and significant acquisitions, and as elements in determining executive compensation.

However, the measures are not measures of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. ("U.S. GAAP"), and the items excluded from these measures are significant components in understanding and assessing financial performance. Therefore, these non-GAAP financial measurements should not be considered substitutes for net income or loss, total debt, or cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities. Because Adjusted EBITDA is calculated before recurring cash charges, including realized losses on investments, interest expense, and taxes, and is not adjusted for capital expenditures or other recurring cash requirements of the business, it should not be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to invest in the growth of the business. There are a number of material limitations to the use of Adjusted EBITDA as an analytical tool, including the following:

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's tax provision or the cash requirements to pay its taxes;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect income or loss from the Company's investments in associated companies and other investments held at fair value;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's interest expense;
  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash expenses in the period recorded, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the cash requirements for such replacement;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's net realized and unrealized gains and losses on its investments;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include the Company's discontinued operations;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include non-cash charges for pension expense and equity-based compensation;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include amounts related to noncontrolling interests in consolidated entities; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include certain other non-recurring and non-cash items.

In addition, Net Debt assumes the Company's cash and cash equivalents (excluding those used in WebBank's banking operations), marketable securities and long-term investments are immediately convertible in cash and can be used to reduce outstanding debt without restriction at their recorded fair value, while Adjusted Free Cash Flow excludes net increases or decreases in loans held for sale, which can vary significantly from period-to-period since these loans are typically sold after origination and thus represent a significant component in WebBank's operating cash flow requirements.

The Company compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its U.S. GAAP financial measures and using these measures only as supplemental information. The Company believes that consideration of Adjusted EBITDA, Net Debt, and Adjusted Free Cash Flow, together with a careful review of its U.S. GAAP financial measures, is a well-informed method of analyzing SPLP. Because Adjusted EBITDA, Net Debt, and Adjusted Free Cash Flow are not measurements determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP and are susceptible to varying calculations, Adjusted EBITDA, Net Debt, and Adjusted Free Cash Flow, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

Investor contact:
Steel Partners Holdings L.P.
Jennifer Golembeske, 212-520-2300
jgolembeske@steelpartners.com

Source: Steel Partners Holdings L.P.

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