Cenveo Reports First Quarter 2017 Results
Significant Progress on Implementation of $50 Million 2017 Profitability Improvement Plan
11.5% Notes Paid in Full, Only $5.5 Million of 7% Notes Due May 15 Remain

STAMFORD, Conn., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cenveo, Inc. (NYSE: CVO) reported financial results for the three months ended April 1, 2017.  The reported results for all periods presented exclude the operating results of the Company's packaging operating segment and top-sheet lithographic print operation ("Packaging Business"), which have been classified in the consolidated financial statements as discontinued operations.

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First Quarter 2017 vs. First Quarter 2016 Overview

  • Net sales of $374.5 million compared to $432.8 million.
  • Net loss of $8.7 million compared to net income of $11.2 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $31.2 million compared to $35.0 million.
  • Net cash used by operating activities of continuing operations of $6.4 million compared to $11.4 million.
  • Gross margin up 75 basis points to 17.1% compared to 16.4%.
  • Interest expense of $19.1 million compared to $24.1 million.
  • Achieved over $5 million in cost savings in Q1 2017.

Management Commentary

"Despite headwinds impacting net sales, we achieved several accomplishments this past quarter.  The continued softness in our office products envelope business and the closure of our coating operation in mid-2016 were contributors to the decline in our sales year over year. Those events combined with further market softness across our print, direct mail and label platforms led to the decline of our net sales.  On the other hand, our cost reduction efforts are beginning to show results.  Our 2017 Profitability Improvement Plan provided sustainable savings of over $5.0 million during the quarter, which allowed us to improve our margins despite lower sales volume.  The benefits of the 2017 Profitability Improvement Plan will continue in the second quarter and throughout the remainder of the year.  We have now identified the remaining $10 million of our proposed $50 million of cost savings and feel good about our ability to achieve our stated goal of generating $25 million in savings for the full year.  Additionally, the positive impact of our significant 2016 debt repurchases and refinancing decreased interest expense for the quarter compared to the same period last year by approximately $5.0 million," said Robert G. Burton, Sr., Chairman and CEO of Cenveo.

Financial Results

Net sales in the first quarter of 2017 were $374.5 million compared to $432.8 million in the same period last year, a 13.5% decline. The sales decline was primarily driven by: (i) lower sales in the envelope segment, primarily due to lower demand in office product and wholesale envelope product lines primarily due to marketplace trends, and lower direct mail demand from our customers; (ii) lower sales in the label segment primarily due to the decision to exit the coating operation, which was completed in the second quarter of 2016, and lower sales volumes; and (iii) lower sales volumes in the commercial print group, primarily driven by lower customer demand and continued pricing pressures.

Operating income in the first quarter declined 41.0% to $10.0 million, compared to $17.0 million in the same period last year. The decrease was primarily due to lower gross profit due to lower sales volumes, the impact of the decision to exit the coating operation, and higher restructuring and other charges resulting from the 2017 Profitability Improvement Plan, including the announced closure of two facilities, partially offset by the benefit of lower selling, general and administrative expenses due to cost reduction initiatives and lower commission expense due to lower sales volumes. Non-GAAP operating income in the first quarter of 2017 was $19.2 million compared to non-GAAP operating income of $23.5 million for the same period last year.  A reconciliation of all non-GAAP figures are reported in the tables below.

Loss from continuing operations during the first quarter of 2017 was $8.7 million, or $(1.02) per diluted share, compared to income of $13.0 million, or $1.38 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2016. Income in the first quarter of 2016 was primarily driven by gains on the early extinguishment of debt of $21.6 million. Non-GAAP loss from continuing operations in the first quarter of 2017 was $0.1 million, or $(0.01) per diluted share, compared to a loss of $1.7 million, or $(0.20) per diluted share, in the same period last year.

Net loss in the first quarter of 2017 was $8.7 million compared to net income of $11.2 million for the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA was $31.2 million in the first quarter of 2017 compared to $35.0 million for the same period last year. The change in Adjusted EBITDA was generally as expected with the continued impacts associated with the disruption in our office product and wholesale products and the exit of our coating operation accounting for a reduction of approximately $6.0 million while our profit improvement initiatives accounted for an increase of approximately $5.0 million, primarily due to our operational efficiency projects and position reductions across our operating platform.

During the first quarter 2017, net cash used in operating activities of continuing operations was $6.4 million compared to $11.4 million for the same period last year. The decline was primarily due to changes in working capital, particularly the timing of payments to vendors and higher inventories due to the timing of customer orders, partially offset by sales to and collections from our customers.

At April 1, 2017, cash and cash equivalents totaled $3.9 million, compared to $5.5 million at December 31, 2016. Total outstanding long-term debt, including current maturities, was approximately $1.0 billion as of April 1, 2017, an increase of $16.0 million from December 31, 2016.  During the first quarter of 2017, the remaining $20.5 million of outstanding principal balance of 11.5% notes was redeemed in full. Additionally, the remaining $5.5 million principal balance of 7% convertible notes will be retired prior to or at maturity on May 15, 2017 using cash flow from operations or availability under the ABL facility.

2017 Outlook

Mr. Burton, Sr. continued:  "As we enter the second quarter, we are pleased with the progress of our 2017 Profitability Improvement Plan and the progress that we have made addressing our capital structure over the past year.  Despite a challenging operating environment and recent softness in our end markets, we believe these initiatives will further support us achieving our financial goals for 2017.  I look forward to updating our investors on our conference call tomorrow."

Conference Call

Cenveo will host a conference call tomorrow, Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference call will be available via webcast, which can be accessed on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.cenveo.com.

About Cenveo

Cenveo (NYSE: CVO), world headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, is a leading global provider of print and related resources, offering world-class solutions in the areas of custom labels, envelopes, commercial print, content management and publisher solutions.  The company provides a one-stop offering through services ranging from design and content management to fulfillment and distribution.  With a worldwide distribution platform, we pride ourselves on delivering quality solutions and services every day for our more than 100,000 customers.  For more information, please visit us at www.cenveo.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to results presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. ("GAAP"), we use certain non-GAAP financial measures, including Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP loss from continuing operations, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating income margin, and adjusted free cash flow.  Non-GAAP operating income is defined as operating income excluding integration, acquisition and other charges, stock-based compensation provision, and restructuring and other charges. Non-GAAP operating income margin is calculated by dividing non-GAAP operating income into net sales. Non-GAAP loss from continuing operations excludes integration, acquisition and other charges, stock-based compensation provision, restructuring and other charges, (gain) loss on early extinguishment of debt, net, and an adjustment to income taxes to reflect an estimated cash tax rate. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, integration, acquisition and other charges, stock-based compensation provision, restructuring and other charges, loss (gain) on early extinguishment of debt, net, and (loss) income from discontinued operations, net of taxes. Adjusted free cash flow is defined as Adjusted EBITDA less cash interest, cash taxes, and capital expenditures, net of proceeds from the sale of plant, property and equipment. These are non-GAAP financial measures, as defined herein, and should be read in conjunction with GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of income (loss) from continuing operations to non-GAAP income (loss) from continuing operations, operating income to non-GAAP operating income, and net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA is presented in the tables below. These non-GAAP financial measures are not presented as an alternative to cash flows from continuing operations, as a measure of our liquidity or as an alternative to reported net loss as an indicator of our operating performance.  The non-GAAP financial measures as used herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by competitors.

We believe the use of Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP loss from continuing operations, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating income margin and adjusted free cash flow, alongside GAAP financial measures, enhances the understanding of our operating results and may be useful to investors in comparing our operating performance with that of our competitors and estimating our enterprise value.  Adjusted EBITDA is also a useful tool in evaluating the core operating results of the Company given the significant variation that can result from, for example, the timing of capital expenditures, the amount of intangible assets recorded or the differences in assets' lives.  We also use Adjusted EBITDA internally to evaluate the operating performance of our segments, to allocate resources and capital to such segments, to measure performance for incentive compensation programs, and to evaluate future growth opportunities.  The non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release are reconciled to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in the tables included herein.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made in this release, other than those concerning historical financial information, may be considered "forward-looking statements," examples of which include statements relating to our 2017 outlook and future financial condition and operating results, as well as any other statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact.  These forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements.  In view of such uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements.  Such statements speak only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from management's expectations include, without limitation: (i) our substantial level of indebtedness could materially adversely affect our financial condition, liquidity and ability to service or refinance our debt, and prevent us from fulfilling our business obligations; (ii) our ability to pay the principal of, or to reduce or refinance, our outstanding indebtedness; (iii) the terms of our indebtedness imposing significant restrictions on our operating and financial flexibility; (iv) additional borrowings available to us could further exacerbate our risk exposure from debt; (v)  our ability to meet the New York Stock Exchange's, which we refer to as the NYSE, including as noted in its letter dated March 28, 2017, continued listing standards which could result in the NYSE delisting our common shares, which would have an adverse impact on the trading volume, liquidity and market price of our common shares; (vi) United States and global economic conditions have adversely affected us and could continue to adversely affect us; (vii) our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses with our business; (viii) a decline in our consolidated profitability or profitability within one of our individual reporting units could result in the impairment of our assets, including goodwill and other long-lived assets; (ix) the industries in which we operate our business are highly competitive and extremely fragmented; (x) a general absence of long-term customer agreements in our industry, subjecting our business to quarterly and cyclical fluctuations; (xi) factors affecting the United States postal services impacting demand for our products; (xii) the availability of the Internet and other electronic media adversely affecting our business; (xiii) increases in paper costs and decreases in the availability of raw materials; (xiv) increases in energy and transportation costs; (xv) our labor relations; (xvi) our compliance with environmental laws;  (xvii) our dependence on key management personnel; (xviii) any failure, interruption or security lapse of our information technology systems; and (xix) the unassured effectiveness of our 2017 Profitability Improvement Plan. This list of factors is not exhaustive, and new factors may emerge or changes to the foregoing factors may occur that would impact our business.  Additional information regarding these and other factors can be found in Cenveo, Inc.'s periodic filings with the SEC, which are available at www.cenveo.com.

Inquiries from analysts and investors should be directed to Ayman Zameli at (203) 595-3063.

Cenveo, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive (Loss) Income

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)



For the Three Months Ended



April 1,
2017


April 2,
2016

Net sales


$

374,506



$

432,761


Cost of sales


310,372



361,911


Selling, general and administrative expenses


44,541



47,239


Amortization of intangible assets


1,379



1,607


Restructuring and other charges


8,180



4,990


Operating income


10,034



17,014


Interest expense, net


19,147



24,095


Loss (gain) on early extinguishment of debt, net


45



(21,613)


Other (income) expense, net


(227)



554


(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes


(8,931)



13,978


Income tax (benefit) expense


(239)



958


(Loss) income from continuing operations


(8,692)



13,020


Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes




(1,817)


Net (loss) income


(8,692)



11,203


Other comprehensive income:





    Changes in pension and other employee benefit accounts, net of taxes


1,594



2,480


    Currency translation adjustment, net


453



1,742


Total other comprehensive income


2,047



4,222


Comprehensive (loss) income


$

(6,645)



$

15,425







(Loss) income per share – basic:





Continuing operations


$

(1.02)



$

1.53


Discontinued operations




(0.21)


Net (loss) income


$

(1.02)



$

1.32







(Loss) income per share – diluted:





Continuing operations


$

(1.02)



$

1.38


Discontinued operations




(0.18)


Net (loss) income


$

(1.02)



$

1.20







Weighted average shares outstanding:





Basic


8,553



8,484


Diluted


8,553



10,366


 

CENVEO, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands) (unaudited)



For the Three Months Ended


April 1, 2017


April 2, 2016

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net (loss) income

$

(8,692)



$

11,203


  Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash used in operating activities:




Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of taxes



(659)


Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes



2,476


Depreciation and amortization, excluding non-cash interest expense

11,795



12,030


Non-cash interest expense, net

1,985



2,523


Deferred income taxes

(681)



933


(Gain) loss on sale of assets

(257)



56


Non-cash restructuring and other charges, net

6,191



4,517


Loss (gain) on early extinguishment of debt, net

45



(21,613)


Stock-based compensation

238



591


Other non-cash charges

(58)



631


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:




Accounts receivable

36,814



17,845


Inventories

(9,403)



5,585


Accounts payable and accrued compensation and related liabilities

(26,075)



(35,093)


Other working capital changes

(18,251)



(12,497)


Other, net

(32)



38


    Net cash used in operating activities of continuing operations

(6,381)



(11,434)


    Net cash used in operating activities of discontinued operations



(8,573)


    Net cash used in operating activities

(6,381)



(20,007)


Cash flows from investing activities:




Capital expenditures

(8,223)



(7,157)


Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

744



5


    Net cash used in investing activities of continuing operations

(7,479)



(7,152)


    Net cash provided by investing activities of discontinued operations



94,560


    Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(7,479)



87,408


Cash flows from financing activities:




Payment of financing-related costs and expenses and debt issuance discounts

(165)




Repayments of other long-term debt

(1,390)



(1,714)


Repayment of 11.5% senior notes due 2017

(20,465)



(4,725)


Repayment of 7% senior exchangeable notes due 2017



(17,680)


Borrowings under asset-based revolving credit facility due 2021

125,200



141,000


Repayments under asset-based revolving credit facility due 2021

(91,200)



(186,200)


    Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities of continuing operations

11,980



(69,319)


    Net cash used in financing activities of discontinued operations



(8)


    Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

11,980



(69,327)


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

209



323


    Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(1,671)



(1,603)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

5,532



10,556


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

3,861



$

8,953






Supplemental cash flow disclosures:




Cash paid for interest

$

28,780



$

28,833


Cash paid for taxes, net

315



593


Non-cash origination of capital leases

2,024



331


 

Cenveo, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)



April 1, 2017


December 31, 2016


(unaudited)



Assets




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

3,861



$

5,532


Accounts receivable, net

197,778



234,187


Inventories, net

111,110



101,950


Prepaid and other current assets

33,805



41,576


Total current assets

346,554



383,245






Property, plant and equipment, net

205,896



207,679


Goodwill

175,439



175,209


Other intangible assets, net

123,490



124,831


Other assets, net

21,827



21,995


Total assets

$

873,206



$

912,959






Liabilities and Shareholders' Deficit




Current liabilities:




Current maturities of long-term debt

$

9,400



$

31,727


Accounts payable

150,427



175,896


Accrued compensation and related liabilities

23,878



24,684


Other current liabilities

60,557



82,899


Total current liabilities

244,262



315,206






Long-term debt

1,025,260



986,939


Other liabilities

199,247



199,971


Commitments and contingencies




Shareholders' deficit:




Preferred stock




Common stock

86



86


Paid-in capital

382,510



382,271


Retained deficit

(876,977)



(868,285)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(101,182)



(103,229)


Total shareholders' deficit

(595,563)



(589,157)


Total liabilities and shareholders' deficit

$

873,206



$

912,959


 

Cenveo, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of Operating Income to Non-GAAP Operating Income

(in thousands)

(unaudited)


For the Three Months Ended


April 1, 2017


April 2, 2016





Operating income

$

10,034



$

17,014


Integration, acquisition and other charges

700



918


Stock-based compensation provision

238



591


Restructuring and other charges

8,180



4,990


Non-GAAP operating income

$

19,152



$

23,513


 

Cenveo, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of (Loss) Income from Continuing Operations to Non-GAAP Loss from Continuing Operations and Related Per Share Data

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)



For the Three Months Ended



April 1, 2017


April 2, 2016






(Loss) income from continuing operations


$

(8,692)



$

13,020


Integration, acquisition and other charges


700



918


Stock-based compensation provision


238



591


Restructuring and other charges


8,180



4,990


Loss (gain) on early extinguishment of debt, net


45



(21,613)


Income tax (benefit) expense


(554)



365


Non-GAAP loss from continuing operations


$

(83)



$

(1,729)







(Loss) income per share – diluted:





Continuing operations


$

(1.02)



$

1.53


Integration, acquisition and other charges


0.09



0.11


Stock-based compensation provision


0.03



0.07


Restructuring and other charges


0.96



0.59


Loss (gain) on early extinguishment of debt, net


0.01



(2.54)


Income tax (benefit) expense


(0.06)



0.04


Non-GAAP loss from continuing operations


$

(0.01)



$

(0.20)







Weighted average shares - diluted (1)


8,553



8,484



(1) On a GAAP basis, for the three months ended April 2, 2016, there were 10,366 weighted average shares outstanding, fully diluted.

 

Cenveo, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of Net (Loss) Income to Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands)

(unaudited)




For the Three Months Ended



April 1, 2017


April 2, 2016






Net (loss) income


$

(8,692)



$

11,203


Interest expense, net


19,147



24,095


Income tax (benefit) expense


(239)



958


Depreciation


10,416



10,423


Amortization of intangible assets


1,379



1,607


Integration, acquisition and other charges


700



918


Stock-based compensation provision


238



591


Restructuring and other charges


8,180



4,990


Loss (gain) on early extinguishment of debt, net


45



(21,613)


Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes




1,817


Adjusted EBITDA, as defined


$

31,174



$

34,989


 

SOURCE Cenveo, Inc.


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