U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) today announced net income of $20.2 million or $0.38 per basic and diluted share for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013 compared with net income of $19.5 million or $0.37 per basic share and $0.36 per diluted share for the same period in 2012.
“We are extremely pleased with our second quarter performance, again delivering Adjusted EBITDA at the high end of our guidance range,” said Bryan Shinn, president and chief executive officer. “For the Company as a whole, the bottom line is that our business is very strong, and we expect robust second half performance, driven by record oil and gas demand and continued margin expansion in our industrials business.”
Second Quarter 2013 Highlights
Oil and Gas
Industrial and Specialty Products
As of June 30, 2013, the Company had $47.1 million in cash and cash equivalents and $33.1 million available under its credit facilities. Total outstanding debt at June 30, 2013 totaled $261.1 million. Capital expenditures in the second quarter totaled $8.5 million and were associated primarily with bringing the second phase of the Sparta, WI, operation online and completing a new, 15,000 ton transload facility in San Antonio, Texas. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company completed the refinancing of its existing senior credit facility with a new, $425 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a new $375 million term loan and a new $50 million revolver.
Quarterly Cash Dividend
The Company’s Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share to common shareholders of record at the close of business on September 19, 2013, payable on October 3, 2013. Future declarations of dividends are subject to approval of the Board.
The Company has made an initial investment in a new Greenfield site near Utica, Illinois with an annual capacity of approximately 1.5 million tons of raw frac sand. The Company is working with a third-party to develop the mine and construct a wet processing plant along with drying and screening operations. Site work is currently underway and the new mine and plant are expected to come online in the first quarter of 2014.
Outlook and Guidance
For the full year, 2013, the Company is reaffirming its guidance for Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $165 million to $175 million and is raising its guidance for capital expenditures to a range of $60 to $70 million. The Company anticipates its effective tax rate will be in the range of 27 to 28 percent.
U.S. Silica will host a conference call for investors tomorrow, August 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results. Hosting the call will be Bryan Shinn, President and Chief Executive Officer and Don Merril, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Investors are invited to listen to a live webcast of the conference call by visiting the “Investor Resources” section of the Company’s website at www.ussilica.com. The webcast will be archived for one year. The call can also be accessed live over the telephone by dialing (877) 705-6003 or for international callers, (201) 493-6725. A replay will be available shortly after the call and can be accessed by dialing (877) 870-5176, or for international callers, (858) 384-5517. The Passcode for the replay is 417446. The replay of the call will be available through August 29, 2013.
About U.S. Silica
U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., a member of the Russell 2000, is the second largest domestic producer of commercial silica, a specialized mineral that is a critical input into the oil and gas proppants end market. The company also processes ground and unground silica sand for a variety of industrial and specialty products end markets such as glass, fiberglass, foundry molds, municipal filtration and recreational uses. During its 100-plus year history, U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. has developed core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science that enable it to produce and cost-effectively deliver over 250 products to customers across these end markets. U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Frederick, MD.
Certain statements in this press release are “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and speak only as of this date. Forward-looking statements made include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact and may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding U.S. Silica’s growth opportunities, strategy, future financial results, forecasts, projections, plans and capital expenditures, and the commercial silica industry. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions, which may not prove to be accurate. These statements are not guarantees and are subject to risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from these forward-looking statements. Among these factors are: (1) fluctuations in demand for commercial silica; (2) the cyclical nature of our customers’ businesses; (3) operating risks that are beyond our control; (4) federal, state and local legislative and regulatory initiatives relating to hydraulic fracturing; (5) our ability to implement our capacity expansion plans within our current timetable and budget; (6) loss of, or reduction in, business from our largest customers; (7) increasing costs or a lack of dependability or availability of transportation services or infrastructure; (8) our substantial indebtedness and pension obligations; (9) our ability to attract and retain key personnel; (10) silica-related health issues and corresponding litigation; (11) seasonal and severe weather conditions; and (12) extensive and evolving environmental, mining, health and safety, licensing, reclamation and other regulation (and changes in their enforcement or interpretation). Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in U.S. Silica’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.
|U.S. SILICA HOLDINGS, INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|Three Months Ended June 30,|
|(in thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Cost of goods sold (excluding depreciation, depletion and amortization)||80,297||58,920|
|Selling, general and administrative||10,099||9,718|
|Depreciation, depletion and amortization||8,890||5,974|
|Other (expense) income|
|Other income, net, including interest income||63||179|
|Income before income taxes||27,070||26,738|
|Income tax expense||(6,878||)||(7,287||)|
|Earnings per share:|
|U.S. SILICA HOLDINGS, INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||47,068||$||61,022|
|Accounts receivable, net||61,784||59,564|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||7,668||6,738|
|Deferred income tax, net||10,141||10,108|
|Income tax deposits, net||1,881||-|
|Total current assets||180,732||177,267|
|Property, plant and mine development, net||429,364||414,218|
|Debt issuance costs, net||1,849||2,111|
|Customer relationships, net||6,325||6,531|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Current portion of capital lease||364||-|
|Current portion of long-term debt||2,434||2,433|
|Income tax payable||-||20,596|
|Current portion of deferred revenue||570||4,855|
|Total current liabilities||61,918||80,090|
|Liability for pension and other post-retirement benefits||52,019||52,747|
|Deferred income tax, net||62,200||59,111|
|Other long-term obligations||10,531||10,176|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Additional paid-in capital||166,195||163,579|
|Treasury stock, at cost||-||(970||)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(13,255||)||(14,175||)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||267,036||231,694|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||705,478||$||686,810|
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of our financial performance or liquidity under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income as a measure of operating performance, cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity or any other performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of free cash flow for management’s discretionary use, as it does not consider certain cash requirements such as interest payments, tax payments and debt service requirements. Adjusted EBITDA contains certain other limitations, including the failure to reflect our cash expenditures, cash requirements for working capital needs and cash costs to replace assets being depreciated and amortized, and excludes certain non-recurring charges that may recur in the future. Management compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and by using Adjusted EBITDA only supplementally. Our measure of Adjusted EBITDA is not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled captions of other companies due to potential inconsistencies in the methods of calculation.
The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to Adjusted EBITDA.
|Three Months Ended June 30,|
|Total interest expense, net of interest income||3,522||3,383|
|Provision for taxes||6,878||7,287|
|Total depreciation, depletion and amortization expenses||8,890||5,974|
|Non-cash incentive compensation(1)||704||493|
|Post-employment expenses (excluding service costs)(2)||586||404|
|Other adjustments allowable under our existing credit agreements(3)||213||120|
|(1)||Includes vesting of incentive equity compensation issued to our employees.|
|(2)||Includes net pension cost and net post-retirement cost relating to pension and other post-retirement benefit obligations during the applicable period, but in each case excluding the service cost relating to benefits earned during such period. See Note Q to our Consolidated Financial Statements in Part I, Item 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.|
|(3)||Reflects miscellaneous adjustments permitted under our existing credit agreements, including such items as expenses related to a secondary offering by Golden Gate Capital and reviewing growth initiatives and potential acquisitions.|
U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.
Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
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