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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

x                QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended February 28, 2014

 

Or

 

o                   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period to

 

Commission file number 001- 34481

 


 

Mistras Group, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 


 

Delaware

 

22-3341267

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

 

195 Clarksville Road
Princeton Junction, New Jersey

 

08550

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(609) 716-4000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 


 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. x  Yes   o  No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). x  Yes    o  No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer o

 

Accelerated filer x

Non-accelerated filer o

 

Smaller reporting company o

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). o  Yes    x  No

 

As of April 1, 2014, the registrant had 28,440,896 shares of common stock outstanding.

 

 

 



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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1.

Financial Statements

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of February 28, 2014 (unaudited) and May 31, 2013

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the three and nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three and nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

5

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

16

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

25

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 4.

Controls and Procedures

25

 

 

 

 

PART II—OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1.

Legal Proceedings

27

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1.A.

Risk Factors

27

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

27

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

27

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

27

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.

Other Information

27

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 6.

Exhibits

27

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

29

 

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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.                           Financial Statements

 

Mistras Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

February 28, 2014

 

May 31, 2013

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

9,950

 

$

7,802

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

126,304

 

108,554

 

Inventories

 

12,516

 

12,504

 

Deferred income taxes

 

3,029

 

2,621

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

14,637

 

8,156

 

Total current assets

 

166,436

 

139,637

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

74,428

 

68,419

 

Intangible assets, net

 

52,180

 

51,992

 

Goodwill

 

132,321

 

115,270

 

Other assets

 

1,352

 

1,342

 

Total assets

 

$

426,717

 

$

376,660

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

11,078

 

$

8,490

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

48,212

 

47,839

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

7,542

 

7,418

 

Current portion of capital lease obligations

 

7,147

 

6,766

 

Income taxes payable

 

1,485

 

1,703

 

Total current liabilities

 

75,464

 

72,216

 

Long-term debt, net of current portion

 

73,883

 

52,849

 

Obligations under capital leases, net of current portion

 

13,036

 

10,923

 

Deferred income taxes

 

13,862

 

11,614

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

19,152

 

18,778

 

Total liabilities

 

195,397

 

166,380

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, 10,000,000 shares authorized

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized

 

284

 

282

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

199,254

 

195,241

 

Retained earnings

 

35,081

 

18,982

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(3,573

)

(4,452

)

Total Mistras Group, Inc. stockholders’ equity

 

231,046

 

210,053

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

274

 

227

 

Total equity

 

231,320

 

210,280

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

426,717

 

$

376,660

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Mistras Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

Three months ended February 28,

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

 

$

142,967

 

$

124,510

 

$

414,448

 

$

351,466

 

Products and systems

 

8,760

 

9,151

 

29,872

 

33,311

 

Total revenues

 

151,727

 

133,661

 

444,320

 

384,777

 

Cost of revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of services

 

104,196

 

91,209

 

291,680

 

248,769

 

Cost of products and systems sold

 

3,702

 

3,527

 

12,965

 

13,022

 

Depreciation related to services

 

4,257

 

4,465

 

12,333

 

12,565

 

Depreciation related to products and systems

 

272

 

254

 

788

 

593

 

Total cost of revenues

 

112,427

 

99,455

 

317,766

 

274,949

 

Gross profit

 

39,300

 

34,206

 

126,554

 

109,828

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

31,794

 

27,209

 

90,342

 

74,063

 

Research and engineering

 

757

 

754

 

2,186

 

1,801

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

2,771

 

2,473

 

7,729

 

6,535

 

Acquisition-related expense, net

 

978

 

(1,212

)

(1,530

)

(1,006

)

Income from operations

 

3,000

 

4,982

 

27,827

 

28,435

 

Interest expense

 

792

 

882

 

2,309

 

2,458

 

Income before provision for income taxes

 

2,208

 

4,100

 

25,518

 

25,977

 

Provision for income taxes

 

984

 

1,349

 

9,375

 

9,749

 

Net income

 

1,224

 

2,751

 

16,143

 

16,228

 

Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of taxes

 

(23

)

 

(44

)

(33

)

Net income attributable to Mistras Group, Inc.

 

$

1,201

 

$

2,751

 

$

16,099

 

$

16,195

 

Earnings per common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.04

 

$

0.10

 

$

0.57

 

$

0.58

 

Diluted

 

$

0.04

 

$

0.09

 

$

0.55

 

$

0.56

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

28,396

 

28,175

 

28,338

 

28,121

 

Diluted

 

29,374

 

29,101

 

29,249

 

29,078

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Mistras Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive (Loss)/Income

(in thousands)

 

 

 

Three months ended February 28,

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

Net income

 

$

1,224

 

$

2,751

 

$

16,143

 

$

16,228

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive (loss)/income, net of tax:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

(1,553

)

1,633

 

879

 

1,119

 

Comprehensive (loss)/income

 

(329

)

4,384

 

17,022

 

17,347

 

less: comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

(23

)

 

(44

)

(33

)

Comprehensive (loss)/income attributable to Mistras Group, Inc.

 

$

(352

)

$

4,384

 

$

16,978

 

$

17,314

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Mistras Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

 

 

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

16,143

 

$

16,228

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

20,850

 

19,693

 

Deferred income taxes

 

1,987

 

1,530

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

4,013

 

4,749

 

Fair value adjustment to contingent consideration liabilities

 

(2,414

)

(2,256

)

Other

 

106

 

(197

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions of businesses:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(13,235

)

6,076

 

Inventories

 

(21

)

985

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(6,273

)

(5,625

)

Other assets

 

(92

)

652

 

Accounts payable

 

2,419

 

(5,772

)

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

(261

)

(7,772

)

Income taxes payable

 

(633

)

(743

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

22,589

 

27,548

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

 

(11,661

)

(8,915

)

Purchase of intangible assets

 

(465

)

(897

)

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

 

(19,057

)

(33,601

)

Proceeds from sale of equipment

 

922

 

1,028

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(30,261

)

(42,385

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Repayment of capital lease obligations

 

(5,965

)

(5,054

)

Repayment of long-term debt

 

(7,938

)

(4,319

)

Net borrowings against revolver

 

26,063

 

26,008

 

Payment of contingent consideration for business acquisitions

 

(909

)

(1,887

)

Taxes paid related to net share settlement of share-based awards

 

(1,004

)

(806

)

Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation

 

292

 

455

 

Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

 

712

 

673

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

11,251

 

15,070

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(1,431

)

260

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

2,148

 

493

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning of period

 

7,802

 

8,410

 

End of period

 

$

9,950

 

$

8,903

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash paid

 

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

$

2,426

 

$

2,422

 

Income taxes

 

$

11,345

 

$

13,605

 

Noncash investing and financing

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment acquired through capital lease obligations

 

$

8,140

 

$

2,896

 

Issuance of notes payable and other debt obligations primarily related to acquisitions

 

$

 

$

7,715

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Mistras Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(tabular dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

1.                                      Description of Business & Basis of Presentation

 

Description of Business

 

Mistras Group, Inc. (the Company) is a leading “one source” global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity and reliability of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. The Company combines industry leading products and technologies, expertise in mechanical integrity (MI), non-destructive testing (NDT) services, destructive testing services, and proprietary data analysis software to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of customized solutions, ranging from routine inspections to complex, and plant-wide asset integrity assessments. These mission critical solutions enhance customers’ ability to extend the useful life of their assets, increase productivity, minimize repair costs, comply with governmental safety and environmental regulations, manage risk and avoid catastrophic disasters. The Company serves a global customer base of companies with asset-intensive infrastructure, including companies in the oil and gas, aerospace and defense, fossil and nuclear power, alternative and renewable energy, public infrastructure, chemicals, transportation, primary metals and metalworking, pharmaceuticals and food processing industries.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements contained in this report are unaudited. In the opinion of management, the condensed consolidated financial statements include all adjustments, which are of a normal recurring nature, necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods of the fiscal years ending May 31, 2014 and 2013. Reference to a fiscal year means the fiscal year ended May 31. Certain items included in these statements are based on management’s estimates. Actual results may differ from those estimates. The results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for the year. The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the notes to consolidated financial statements contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (“Annual Report”) for fiscal 2013, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 14, 2013.

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Mistras Group, Inc. and its wholly and majority-owned subsidiaries. For subsidiaries in which the Company’s ownership interest is less than 100%, the noncontrolling interests are reported in stockholders’ equity in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. The noncontrolling interests in operating results, net of tax, is classified separately in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income.

 

All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. The fiscal year for Mistras Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries end on May 31, except for the companies in the International segment, which end on April 30. Accordingly, the Company’s International segment subsidiaries are consolidated on a one-month lag. Therefore, in the fiscal quarter and year of acquisition, results of acquired subsidiaries in the International segment are generally included in consolidated results for one less month than the actual number of months from the acquisition date to the end of the reporting period. Management does not believe that any events occurred during the one-month lag period that would have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of or for any period presented.

 

Reclassification

 

Certain amounts in prior periods have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. Such reclassifications did not have a material effect on the Company’s financial condition or results of operations as previously reported.

 

Significant Accounting Policies

 

The Company’s significant accounting policies are disclosed in Note 2 — Summary of Significant Accounting Policies in the Annual Report. On an ongoing basis, the Company evaluates its estimates and assumptions, including, among other things those related to revenue recognition, valuations of accounts receivable, long-lived assets, goodwill, deferred tax assets and uncertain tax positions. Since the date of the Annual Report, there have been no material changes to the Company’s significant accounting policies.

 

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Mistras Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(tabular dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In February 2013, the FASB issued Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2013-02, Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income, which expands the disclosure requirements for amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income. The update does not change the current requirements for reporting net income or other comprehensive income in financial statements and is effective for annual and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2012. The adoption of this pronouncement did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements. Other recently issued accounting pronouncements did not, or are not believed by management to likely have a material impact on the Company’s current or future consolidated financial statements.

 

2.                                      Share-Based Compensation

 

The Company has share-based incentive awards outstanding to its eligible employees and directors under two employee stock ownership plans: (i) the 2007 Stock Option Plan (the 2007 Plan), and (ii) the 2009 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the 2009 Plan). No further awards may be granted under the 2007 Plan, although awards granted under the 2007 Plan remain outstanding in accordance with their terms. Awards granted under the 2009 Plan may be in the form of stock options, restricted stock units and other forms of share-based incentives, including performance share units, stock appreciation rights and deferred stock rights.

 

For the three months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013, the Company recognized share-based compensation expense related to stock option awards of less than $0.1 million and $0.8 million, respectively. For the nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013, the Company recognized share-based compensation expense related to stock option awards of $0.7 million and $2.3 million, respectively. As of February 28, 2014, there was less than $0.1 million of unrecognized compensation costs, net of estimated forfeitures, related to stock option awards, which are expected to be recognized over a remaining weighted average period of 2.0 years. Cash proceeds from, and the aggregate intrinsic value of, stock options exercised during the three and nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013 were as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended February 28,

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash proceeds from options exercised

 

$

349

 

$

321

 

$

712

 

$

673

 

Aggregate intrinsic value of options exercised

 

$

458

 

$

370

 

$

836

 

$

856

 

 

No stock options were granted during the nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013.

 

The Company also recognized approximately $1.0 million and $0.8 million during the three months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013, respectively, in share-based compensation expense related to restricted stock unit awards. For the nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013, the Company recognized share-based compensation expense related to restricted stock unit awards of $2.9 million and $2.1 million, respectively. As of February 28, 2014, there was approximately $9.8 million of unrecognized compensation costs, net of estimated forfeitures, related to restricted stock unit awards, which are expected to be recognized over a remaining weighted average period of 2.6 years.

 

During the first nine months of fiscal 2014 and 2013, the Company granted approximately 19,000 and 13,000 shares of fully-vested common stock to its five non-employee directors, in connection with its non-employee director compensation plan. These shares had grant date fair values of approximately $0.4 million and $0.3 million, respectively, which was recorded as share-based compensation expense during the nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013.

 

During the first nine months of fiscal 2014 and 2013, respectively, approximately 178,000 and 123,000 restricted stock units vested. The fair value of these units was $3.3 million and $1.9 million, respectively. Upon vesting, restricted stock units are generally net share-settled to cover the required withholding tax and the remaining amount is converted into an equivalent number of shares of common stock. The restricted stock units that vested in the first nine months of fiscal 2014 and 2013

 

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Mistras Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(tabular dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

were net-share settled such that the Company withheld approximately 55,000 and 37,000 shares, respectively, having value equivalent to the employees’ minimum statutory obligation for the applicable income and other employment taxes, and remitted the cash to the appropriate taxing authorities. The shares withheld were based on the value of the restricted stock units on their vesting date as determined by the Company’s closing stock price. Payments to taxing authorities for employees’ tax obligations for the nine month periods ended February 28, 2014 and 2013 totaled $1.0 million and $0.8 million, respectively, and are reflected as a financing activity within the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows. These net-share settlements had the effect of share repurchases by the Company, as they reduced and retired the number of shares that would have otherwise been issued as a result of the vesting and did not represent an expense to the Company.

 

3.                                      Earnings per Share

 

Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted-average number of shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing net income by the sum of (1) the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period, and (2) the dilutive effect of assumed conversion of equity awards using the treasury stock method. With respect to the number of weighted-average shares outstanding (denominator), diluted shares reflects: (i) only the exercise of options to acquire common stock to the extent that the options’ exercise prices are less than the average market price of common shares during the period and (ii) the pro forma vesting of restricted stock units.

 

The following table sets forth the computations of basic and diluted earnings per share:

 

 

 

Three months ended February 28,

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Mistras Group, Inc.

 

$

1,201

 

$

2,751

 

$

16,099

 

$

16,195

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

28,396

 

28,175

 

28,338

 

28,121

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

0.04

 

$

0.10

 

$

0.57

 

$

0.58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Mistras Group, Inc.

 

$

1,201

 

$

2,751

 

$

16,099

 

$

16,195

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

28,396

 

28,175

 

28,338

 

28,121

 

Dilutive effect of stock options outstanding

 

849

 

815

 

750

 

806

 

Dilutive effect of restricted stock units outstanding

 

129

 

111

 

161

 

151

 

 

 

29,374

 

29,101

 

29,249

 

29,078

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

0.04

 

$

0.09

 

$

0.55

 

$

0.56

 

 

4.                                      Acquisitions

 

In the third quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company completed the acquisitions of an asset protection business located in Texas and two businesses located in Canada to continue its market expansion strategy. The Company’s initial cash payments for these acquisitions was $17.8 million. In addition to the initial cash payment, the Company may pay up to $5.7 million in contingent consideration which may be earned based upon the acquired companies achieving specific performance metrics over specified periods ranging from 2 to 3 years. The Company is in the process of completing the preliminary purchase price allocations.

 

In the second quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company completed an acquisition of a professional engineering consulting and technical training services company serving the hydrocarbon processing and other energy-related industries. This company was acquired to complement service offerings within the Company’s Services segment and expand its technical capabilities. The Company acquired 100% of the common stock in exchange for $1.5 million in cash.

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(tabular dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

The assets and liabilities of the acquired businesses were included in the Company’s consolidated balance sheet based upon their estimated fair values on the date of acquisition as determined in a preliminary purchase price allocation, using available information and making assumptions management believes are reasonable. The Company is still in the process of completing its valuation of the assets, both tangible and intangible, and liabilities acquired. The results of operations for these acquisitions are included in the Services segment’s results of operations from the dates of acquisition. The Company’s preliminary allocation of purchase price for these acquisitions is included in the table below, which summarizes the estimated fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of acquisition:

 

Number of Entities

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

Consideration transferred:

 

 

 

Cash paid

 

$

19,329

 

Contingent consideration

 

3,676

 

Consideration transferred

 

23,005

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

2,731

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

1,695

 

Deferred tax asset

 

(938

)

Intangibles

 

5,758

 

Goodwill

 

15,982

 

Debt and other long-term liabilities

 

(2,223

)

Net assets acquired

 

$

23,005

 

 

The amortization period of intangible assets acquired ranges from 3 to 5 years. The Company recorded approximately $16.0 million of goodwill in connection with these acquisitions, reflecting the strategic fit and revenue and earnings growth potential of these businesses.

 

Revenues and operating income from these acquisitions for the periods subsequent to the closing of these transactions were approximately $7.2 million and $0.5 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended February 28, 2014. These acquisitions are not significant and no pro forma financial information has been included in this report.

 

During the three and nine month periods ended February 28, 2014, the Company incurred acquisition-related costs of $0.4 million and $0.9 million, respectively, in connection with due diligence, professional fees, and other expenses related to the completed acquisitions as well as its other acquisition activity. Additionally, the Company adjusted the fair value of certain previously recorded acquisition-related contingent consideration liabilities. For the three month period ended February 28, 2014, these adjustments resulted in a net increase of acquisition-related contingent consideration liabilities and a corresponding decrease in income from operations of approximately $0.6 million. For the nine month period ended February 28, 2014, these adjustments resulted in a net decrease of acquisition-related contingent consideration liabilities and a corresponding increase in income from operations of approximately $2.4 million. The Company’s aggregate acquisition-related contingent consideration liabilities were approximately $15.5 million and $15.4 million as of February 28, 2014 and May 31, 2013, respectively.

 

During the three and nine month periods ended February 28, 2013, the Company incurred acquisition-related costs of $0.3 million and $1.2 million in connection with due diligence, professional fees, and other expenses for its acquisition activity. Additionally, the Company adjusted the fair value of certain acquisition-related contingent consideration liabilities. For the three and nine month periods ended February 28, 2013, these adjustments resulted in a net decrease of acquisition-related contingent consideration liabilities and a corresponding increase in income from operations of approximately $1.5 million and $2.2 million, respectively.

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(tabular dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

The fair value adjustments to acquisition-related contingent consideration liabilities and the acquisition-related transaction costs have been classified as acquisition-related expense, net, in the condensed consolidated statements of income for the three and nine month periods ended February 28, 2014 and 2013.

 

5.                                      Accounts Receivable, net

 

Accounts receivable consisted of the following:

 

 

 

February 28, 2014

 

May 31, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade accounts receivable

 

$

128,364

 

$

110,438

 

Allowance for doubtful accounts

 

(2,060

)

(1,884

)

Total

 

$

126,304

 

$

108,554

 

 

6.                                      Inventories

 

Inventories consisted of the following:

 

 

 

February 28, 2014

 

May 31, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raw materials

 

$

3,409

 

$

3,332

 

Work in process

 

2,457

 

2,310

 

Finished goods

 

3,431

 

4,355

 

Services-related consumable supplies

 

3,219

 

2,507

 

Total

 

$

12,516

 

$

12,504

 

 

7.                                      Property, Plant and Equipment, net

 

Property, plant and equipment consisted of the following:

 

 

 

Useful Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Years)

 

February 28, 2014

 

May 31, 2013

 

Land

 

 

 

$

1,927

 

$

1,943

 

Buildings and improvements

 

30-40

 

22,704

 

20,973

 

Office furniture and equipment

 

5-8

 

6,804

 

5,543

 

Machinery and equipment

 

5-7

 

137,237

 

121,563

 

 

 

 

 

168,672

 

150,022

 

Accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

(94,244

)

(81,603

)

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

 

 

$

74,428

 

$

68,419

 

 

Depreciation expense for the three months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013 was approximately $4.9 million and $5.0 million, respectively. Depreciation expense for the nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013 was approximately $14.1 million and $14.0 million, respectively.

 

8.                                      Intangible Assets

 

The gross amount, accumulated amortization and net carrying amount of intangible assets are as follows:

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(tabular dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

February 28, 2014

 

May 31, 2013

 

 

 

Useful Life
(Years)

 

Gross
Amount

 

Accumulated
Amortization

 

Net
Carrying

 

Gross
Amount

 

Accumulated
Amortization

 

Net
Carrying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer relationships

 

5-13

 

$

74,292

 

$

(32,466

)

$

41,826

 

$

69,901

 

$

(27,422

)

$

42,479

 

Software/Technology

 

3-15

 

14,969

 

(8,694

)

6,275

 

14,336

 

(7,629

)

6,707

 

Covenants not to compete

 

2-5

 

8,523

 

(7,724

)

799

 

8,069

 

(7,523

)

546

 

Other

 

2-5

 

6,743

 

(3,463

)

3,280

 

5,195

 

(2,935

)

2,260

 

 

 

 

 

$

104,527

 

$

(52,347

)

$

52,180

 

$

97,501

 

$

(45,509

)

$

51,992

 

 

Amortization expense for the three months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013 was approximately $2.4 million and $2.2 million, respectively. Amortization expense for the nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013 was approximately $6.7 million and $5.7 million, respectively.

 

9.                                      Accrued Expenses and Other Current Liabilities

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities consist of the following:

 

 

 

February 28, 2014

 

May 31, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued salaries, wages and related employee benefits

 

$

23,581

 

$

23,662

 

Contingent consideration, current portion

 

3,314

 

5,144

 

Accrued workers’ compensation and health benefits

 

3,432

 

3,667

 

Deferred revenue

 

2,773

 

2,623

 

Other accrued expenses

 

15,112

 

12,743

 

Total

 

$

48,212

 

$

47,839

 

 

10.                               Long-Term Debt

 

Long-term debt consists of the following:

 

 

 

February 28, 2014

 

May 31, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior credit facility

 

$

65,631

 

$

39,567

 

Notes payable

 

10,537

 

15,740

 

Other

 

5,257

 

4,960

 

Total debt

 

81,425

 

60,267

 

Less: Current portion

 

(7,542

)

(7,418

)

Long-term debt, net of current portion

 

$

73,883

 

$

52,849

 

 

Senior Credit Facility

 

The Company has a credit agreement with a $125.0 million revolving line of credit, which, under certain circumstances, can be increased to $150.0 million, and a maturity date of December 20, 2016.  The Company may borrow up to $30.0 million in non-U.S. dollar currencies and use up to $10.0 million of the credit limit for the issuance of letters of credit. As of February 28, 2014, borrowings of $65.6 million and letters of credit of $3.6 million were outstanding under the credit agreement.

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(tabular dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

Loans under the credit agreement bear interest at LIBOR plus an applicable LIBOR margin ranging from 1% to 2%, or a base rate less a margin of 0.25% to 1.25%, at the option of the Company, or based upon the Company’s Funded Debt Leverage Ratio. Funded Debt Leverage Ratio is generally the ratio of (1) all outstanding indebtedness for borrowed money and other interest-bearing indebtedness as of the date of determination to (2) EBITDA (which is defined in the agreement as (a) net income, less (b) income (or plus loss) from discontinued operations and extraordinary items, plus (c) income tax expenses, plus (d) interest expense, plus (e) depreciation, depletion, and amortization (including non-cash loss on retirement of assets), plus (f) share-based compensation expense, less (g) cash expense related to share-based compensation, plus or minus certain other adjustments) for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters immediately preceding the date of determination. The Company has the benefit of the lowest margin if its Funded Debt Leverage Ratio is equal to or less than 0.5 to 1, and the margin increases as the ratio increases, to the maximum margin if the ratio is greater than 2.5 to 1. The Company will also bear additional costs for market disruption, regulatory changes effecting the lenders’ funding costs, and default pricing of an additional 2% interest rate margin if the Funded Debt Leverage Ratio exceeds 3.0 to 1. Amounts borrowed under the credit agreement are secured by liens on substantially all of the assets of the Company.

 

The credit agreement contains financial covenants requiring that the Company maintain a Funded Debt Leverage Ratio of less than 3.0 to 1 and an Interest Coverage Ratio of at least 3.0 to 1. Interest Coverage Ratio means the ratio, as of any date of determination, of (a) EBITDA for the 12 month period immediately preceding the date of determination, to (b) all interest, premium payments, debt discount, fees, charges and related expenses of the Company and its subsidiaries in connection with borrowed money (including capitalized interest) or in connection with the deferred purchase price of assets, in each case to the extent treated as interest in accordance with GAAP, paid during the 12 month period immediately preceding the date of determination. The credit agreement also limits the Company’s ability to, among other things, create liens, make investments, incur more indebtedness, merge or consolidate, make dispositions of property, pay dividends and make distributions to stockholders, enter into a new line of business, enter into transactions with affiliates and enter into burdensome agreements. The credit agreement does not limit the Company’s ability to acquire other businesses or companies except that the acquired business or company must be in the Company’s line of business, the Company must be in compliance with the financial covenants on a pro forma basis after taking into account the acquisition, and, if the acquired business is a separate subsidiary, in certain circumstances the lenders will receive the benefit of a guaranty of the subsidiary and liens on its assets and a pledge of its stock.

 

As of February 28, 2014, the Company was in compliance with the terms of the credit agreement. The Company continuously monitors its compliance with its covenants.

 

Several of the Company’s international subsidiaries have entered into a four million Euro facility agreement which enables each of them to borrow in Euros to finance the purchase of equipment. The Company has guaranteed the obligations of the subsidiaries under this facility agreement, and the interest rate charged on the loan balance is based upon the Company’s Funded Debt Leverage Ratio under the Company’s credit agreement. The facility agreement matures in October 2020.

 

Notes Payable and Other

 

In connection with some of its acquisitions made prior to the end of fiscal 2013, the Company issued subordinated notes payable to the sellers of the acquired businesses. The maturity of these notes range from three to five years from the date of acquisition, with stated interest rates ranging from 0% to 4%. The Company has discounted these obligations to reflect a 2% to 4% market interest rate. Unamortized discount on the notes was de minimis as of February 28, 2014 and May 31, 2013. Amortization is recorded as interest expense in the condensed consolidated statement of income.

 

The Company has evaluated current market conditions and borrower credit quality and has determined that the carrying value of its long-term debt approximates fair value. The fair value of the Company’s notes payable and capital lease obligations approximates their carrying amounts based on anticipated interest rates which management believes would currently be available to the Company for similar issues of debt.

 

11.                               Fair Value Measurements

 

The Company performs fair value measurements in accordance with the guidance provided by ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures. ASC 820 defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. It also establishes a three level hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs used to measure fair value. The three levels of the hierarchy are defined as follows:

 

Level 1 — Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access at the measurement date.

 

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Level 2 — Observable inputs other than quoted prices included in Level 1, including quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in inactive markets, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability and inputs derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data.

 

Level 3 — Unobservable inputs reflecting the Company’s own assumptions about inputs that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability based on the best information available.

 

In accordance with the fair value hierarchy described above, the following table shows the fair value of the Company’s financial liabilities that are required to be remeasured at fair value on a recurring basis:

 

 

 

February 28, 2014

 

 

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contingent consideration

 

$

 

$

 

$

15,463

 

$

15,463

 

Total Liabilities

 

$

 

$

 

$

15,463

 

$

15,463

 

 

 

 

May 31, 2013

 

 

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contingent consideration

 

$

 

$

 

$

15,438

 

$

15,438

 

Total Liabilities

 

$

 

$

 

$

15,438

 

$

15,438

 

 

The fair value of contingent consideration liabilities that was classified as Level 3 in the table above was estimated using a discounted cash flow technique with significant inputs that are not observable in the market and thus represents a Level 3 fair value measurement as defined in ASC 820. The significant inputs in the Level 3 measurement not supported by market activity include the probability assessments of expected future cash flows related to the acquisitions, appropriately discounted considering the uncertainties associated with the obligation, and as calculated in accordance with the terms of the applicable acquisition agreements.

 

12.                               Commitments and Contingencies

 

Litigation

 

The Company is subject to lawsuits, investigations and claims that arise in the ordinary course of business. Although the Company cannot predict with certainty the ultimate resolution of lawsuits, investigations and claims asserted against it, the Company believes that, except for the matters discussed below, the reasonably possible range of loss for all other pending legal proceeding to which the Company is a party in the aggregate is immaterial. The costs of defense and amounts that may be paid in such matters may be covered by insurance.

 

In January 2012, the Company received notice of a governmental investigation concerning an environmental incident which occurred in February 2011 outside of the premises of its Cudahy, California location. No human injury or property damage was reported or appears to have been caused as a result of this incident. While management cannot predict the ultimate outcome of this matter, based on its internal investigation to date, the Company does not believe the outcome will have a material effect on its financial condition or results of operations.

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(tabular dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

During fiscal 2013, the Company performed radiography work on the construction of a pipeline project in Georgia. The Company has received notice that the pipeline project owner contends that certain of the x-ray images the Company’s technicians prepared regarding the project did not meet the code quality interpretation standards required by API (American Petroleum Institute) 1104. The project owner is claiming damages as a result of the alleged quality defects of the Company’s x-ray images. No lawsuit has yet to be filed in this matter. At the present time, the Company is unable to determine the likely outcome or reasonably estimate the amount or range of potential liability related to this matter, and accordingly, has not established any reserves for this matter.

 

Acquisition-related contingencies

 

The Company is liable for contingent consideration in connection with certain of its acquisitions. As of February 28, 2014, total potential acquisition-related contingent consideration ranged from zero to approximately $31.0 million and would be payable upon the achievement of specific performance metrics by certain of the acquired companies over the next five years of operations. See Note 4 - Acquisitions and Note 11 — Fair Value Measurements to these consolidated financial statements for further discussion of the Company’s acquisitions.

 

13.                               Subsequent Event

 

Subsequent to February 28, 2014, the Company completed the acquisition of an asset protection business located in Russia to continue its market expansion strategy.  The Company’s cash outlay for this acquisition was approximately $0.5 million. In addition, the Company will pay deferred consideration of approximately $0.3 million over the next three years. The Company is in the process of completing the preliminary purchase price allocation. This acquisition is not significant and no pro forma information has been included.

 

14.                               Segment Disclosure

 

The Company’s three operating segments are:

 

·                  Services. This segment provides asset protection solutions primarily in North America with the largest concentration in the United States and the Canadian services business, consisting primarily of non-destructive testing and inspection services that are used to evaluate the structural integrity and reliability of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure.

 

·                  International. This segment offers services, products and systems similar to those of the Company’s other two segments to global markets, principally in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America, but not to customers in China and South Korea, which are served by the Products and Systems segment.

 

·                  Products and Systems. This segment designs, manufactures, sells, installs and services the Company’s asset protection products and systems, including equipment and instrumentation, predominantly in the United States.

 

Allocations for general corporate services, including accounting, audit, and contract management, that are provided to the segments are reported within Corporate and eliminations. Sales to the International segment from the Products and Systems segment and subsequent sales by the International segment of the same items are recorded and reflected in the operating performance of both segments. Additionally, engineering charges and royalty fees charged to the Services and International segments by the Products and Systems segment are reflected in the operating performance of each segment. All such intersegment transactions are eliminated in the Company’s consolidated financial reporting.

 

The accounting policies of the reportable segments are the same as those described in Note 1 — Description of Business and Basis of Presentation. Segment income from operations is determined based on internal performance measures used by the Chief Executive Officer, who is the chief operating decision maker, to assess the performance of each business in a given period and to make decisions as to resource allocations. In connection with that assessment, the Chief Executive Officer may exclude matters such as charges for share-based compensation and certain other acquisition-related charges and balances, technology and product development costs, certain gains and losses from dispositions, and litigation

 

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(tabular dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

settlements or other charges. Certain general and administrative costs such as human resources, information technology and training are allocated to the segments. Segment income from operations also excludes interest and other financial charges and income taxes. Corporate and other assets are comprised principally of cash, deposits, property, plant and equipment, domestic deferred taxes, deferred charges and other assets. Corporate loss from operations consists of depreciation on the corporate office facilities and equipment, administrative charges related to corporate personnel and other charges that cannot be readily identified for allocation to a particular segment.

 

Selected consolidated financial information by segment for the periods shown was as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended February 28,

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

 

$

109,122

 

$

90,537

 

$

313,794

 

$

278,147

 

International

 

38,064

 

37,516

 

119,032

 

88,722

 

Products and Systems

 

7,610

 

7,645

 

22,799

 

25,618

 

Corporate and eliminations

 

(3,069

)

(2,037

)

(11,305

)

(7,710

)

 

 

$

151,727

 

$

133,661

 

$

444,320

 

$

384,777

 

 

 

 

Three months ended February 28,

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

Gross profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

 

$

26,216

 

$

20,496

 

$

83,881

 

$

72,128

 

International

 

10,086

 

9,851

 

33,499

 

24,231

 

Products and Systems

 

3,674

 

3,790

 

9,776

 

13,010

 

Corporate and eliminations

 

(676

)

69

 

(602

)

459

 

 

 

$

39,300

 

$

34,206

 

$

126,554

 

$

109,828

 

 

 

 

Three months ended February 28,

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

Income from operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

 

$

7,452

 

$

6,293

 

$

32,698

 

$

28,597

 

International

 

84

 

586

 

9,192

 

3,457

 

Products and Systems

 

87

 

1,699

 

1,147

 

6,481

 

Corporate and eliminations

 

(4,623

)

(3,596

)

(15,210

)

(10,100

)

 

 

$

3,000

 

$

4,982

 

$

27,827

 

$

28,435

 

 

Income by operating segment includes intercompany transactions, which are eliminated in Corporate and eliminations.

 

 

 

Three months ended February 28,

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

 

$

4,591

 

$

4,660

 

$

12,982

 

$

13,763

 

International

 

2,053

 

1,941

 

5,958

 

4,400

 

Products and Systems

 

597

 

617

 

1,763

 

1,596

 

Corporate and eliminations

 

59

 

(26

)

147

 

(66

)

 

 

$

7,300

 

$

7,192

 

$

20,850

 

$

19,693

 

 

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(tabular dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

February 28, 2014

 

May 31, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

 

 

 

Services

 

$

16,775

 

$

14,527

 

International

 

26,528

 

27,520

 

Products and Systems

 

8,623

 

9,600

 

Corporate and eliminations

 

254

 

345

 

 

 

$

52,180

 

$

51,992

 

 

 

 

February 28, 2014

 

May 31, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

 

 

 

 

Services

 

$

240,047

 

$

200,326

 

International

 

146,094

 

138,108

 

Products and Systems

 

37,179

 

37,948

 

Corporate and eliminations

 

3,397

 

278

 

 

 

$

426,717

 

$

376,660

 

 

 

 

February 28, 2014

 

May 31, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

 

 

 

 

Services

 

$

76,672

 

$

61,285

 

International

 

42,452

 

40,788

 

Products and Systems

 

13,197

 

13,197

 

 

 

$

132,321

 

$

115,270

 

 

Revenues by geographic area for the three and nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013, respectively, were as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended February 28,

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

 

$

100,784

 

$

83,273

 

$

283,438

 

$

255,108

 

Other Americas

 

12,417

 

13,234

 

39,589

 

41,163

 

Europe

 

33,636

 

32,897

 

106,441

 

72,878

 

Asia-Pacific

 

4,890

 

4,257

 

14,852

 

15,628

 

 

 

$

151,727

 

$

133,661

 

$

444,320

 

$

384,777

 

 

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ITEM 2.                                                Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

The following Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) includes a narrative explanation and analysis of our results of operations and financial condition for the three and nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013. The MD&A should be read together with our condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included in Item 1 in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and our audited consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2013 (“2013 Annual Report”). In this quarterly report, our fiscal years, which end on May 31, are identified according to the calendar year in which they end (e.g., the fiscal year ending May 31, 2014 is referred to as “fiscal 2014”), and unless otherwise specified or the context otherwise requires, “Mistras,” “the Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Mistras Group, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. The MD&A includes disclosure in the following areas:

 

·                  Forward-Looking Statements

·                  Overview

·                  Results of Operations

·                  Liquidity and Capital Resources

·                  Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act). Such forward-looking statements include those that express plans, anticipated events, intentions, contingencies, goals, targets or future development and/or otherwise are not statements of historical fact. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and projections about future events and they are subject to risks and uncertainties known and unknown that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements.

 

In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology, such as “goals,” or “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,”, “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “predicts,” “appears,” “projects,” or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. You are urged not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, any of which may turn out to be wrong due to inaccurate assumptions, unknown risks, uncertainties or other factors. Factors that could cause or contribute to differences in results and outcomes from those in our forward-looking statements include, without limitation, those discussed elsewhere in this Report in Part II, Item 1A “Risk Factors” and in the “Business—Forward-Looking Statements,” and “Risk Factors” sections of our 2013 Annual Report as well as those discussed in our other Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings.

 

Overview

 

We offer our customers “one source for asset protection solutions” ® and are a leading global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity and reliability of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. We combine industry-leading products and technologies, expertise in mechanical integrity (MI), Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Destructive Testing (DT) and predictive maintenance (PdM) services, proprietary data analysis and enterprise inspection warehousing software to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of customized solutions, ranging from routine inspections to complex, plant-wide asset integrity management and assessments. These mission critical solutions enhance our customers’ ability to comply with governmental safety and environmental regulations, extend the useful life of their assets, increase productivity, minimize repair costs, manage risk and avoid catastrophic disasters. Our operations consist of three reportable segments: Services, International and Products and Systems.

 

·                  Services provides asset protection solutions primarily in North America with the largest concentration in the United States and a growing Canadian services business, consisting primarily of non-destructive testing and inspection services that are used to evaluate the structural integrity and reliability of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure.

 

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·                  International offers services, products and systems similar to those of the other segments to global markets, principally in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America, but not to customers in China and South Korea, which are served by the Products and Systems segment.

 

·                  Products and Systems designs, manufactures, sells, installs and services the Company’s asset protection products and systems, including equipment and instrumentation, predominantly in the United States.

 

Given the role our solutions play in helping to ensure the safe and efficient operation of infrastructure, we have historically provided a majority of our services to our customers on a regular, recurring basis. We serve a global customer base of companies with asset-intensive infrastructure, including companies in the oil and gas (downstream, midstream, upstream and petrochemical), aerospace and defense, fossil and nuclear power, alternative and renewable energy, public infrastructure, chemicals, transportation, primary metals and metalworking, pharmaceuticals and food processing industries.

 

For the last several years, we have focused on introducing our advanced asset protection solutions to our customers using proprietary, technology-enabled software and testing instruments, including those developed by our Products and Systems segment. During this period, the demand for outsourced asset protection solutions, in general, has increased, creating demand from which our entire industry has benefited. We believe continued growth can be realized in all of our target markets. Concurrent with this growth, we have worked to build our infrastructure to profitably absorb additional growth and have made a number of acquisitions in an effort to leverage our fixed costs, grow our base of experienced, certified personnel, expand our product and technical capabilities and increase our geographical reach.

 

We have increased our capabilities and the size of our customer base through the development of applied technologies and managed support services, organic growth and the integration of acquired companies. These acquisitions have provided us with additional products, technologies, resources and customers that we believe will enhance our advantages over our competition.

 

The global economy has shown some signs of improvement, but continues to be fragile. Global financial markets continue to experience uncertainty, including tight liquidity and credit availability, relatively low consumer confidence, slow economic growth, high unemployment rates, volatile currency exchange rates and continued uncertainty about economic stability. However, we believe these conditions have allowed us to capitalize on an opportunity to selectively hire new talented individuals that otherwise might not have been available to us, to acquire and develop new technologies in order to aggressively expand our proprietary portfolio of customized solutions, and to make acquisitions of complementary businesses at reasonable valuations.

 

Results of Operations

 

Our consolidated results of operations for the three and nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013 were as follows:

 

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Three months ended February 28,

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

($ in thousands)

 

($ in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

$

151,727

 

$

133,661

 

$

444,320

 

$

384,777

 

Gross profit

 

39,300

 

34,206

 

126,554

 

109,828

 

Gross profit as a % of Revenue

 

26

%

26

%

28

%

29

%

Total operating expenses

 

36,300

 

29,224

 

98,727

 

81,393

 

Operating expenses as a % of Revenue

 

24

%

22

%

22

%

21

%

Income from operations

 

3,000

 

4,982

 

27,827

 

28,435

 

Income from Operations as a % of Revenue

 

2

%

4

%

6

%

7

%

Interest expense

 

792

 

882

 

2,309

 

2,458

 

Income before provision for income taxes

 

2,208

 

4,100

 

25,518

 

25,977

 

Provision for income taxes

 

984

 

1,349

 

9,375

 

9,749

 

Net income

 

1,224

 

2,751

 

16,143

 

16,228

 

Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of taxes

 

(23

)

 

(44

)

(33

)

Net income attributable to Mistras Group, Inc.

 

$

1,201

 

$

2,751

 

$

16,099

 

$

16,195

 

 

Our EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP measures explained below, for the three and nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013 were as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended February 28,

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

($ in thousands)

 

($ in thousands)

 

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Mistras Group, Inc.

 

$

1,201

 

$

2,751

 

$

16,099

 

$

16,195

 

Interest expense

 

792

 

882

 

2,309

 

2,458

 

Provision for income taxes

 

984

 

1,349

 

9,375

 

9,749

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

7,300

 

7,192

 

20,850

 

19,693

 

EBITDA

 

$

10,277

 

$

12,174

 

$

48,633

 

$

48,095

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

1,266

 

1,544

 

4,013

 

4,749

 

Acquisition-related expense, net

 

978

 

(1,212

)

(1,530

)

(1,006

)

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

12,521

 

$

12,506

 

$

51,116

 

$

51,838

 

 

Note About Non-GAAP Measures

 

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are performance measures used by management that are not calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). EBITDA is defined in this Quarterly Report as net income attributable to Mistras Group, Inc. plus: interest expense, provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined in this Quarterly Report as net income attributable to Mistras Group, Inc. plus: interest expense, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation expense, and, if applicable, certain acquisition-related expense (including adjustments to the fair value of contingent consideration) and certain non-recurring items (which items are in the reconciliation table above if applicable).

 

Our management uses Adjusted EBITDA as a measure of operating performance to assist in comparing performance from period to period on a consistent basis, as a measure for planning and forecasting overall expectations and for evaluating actual results against such expectations. Adjusted EBITDA is also used as a performance evaluation metric for our executive and employee incentive compensation programs.

 

We believe investors and other users of our financial statements benefit from the presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA in evaluating our operating performance because it provides an additional tool to compare our operating performance on a consistent basis and measure underlying trends and results in our business. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA removes the impact of certain items that management believes do not directly reflect our core operations. For instance, Adjusted EBITDA generally excludes interest expense, taxes and depreciation and amortization, each of which

 

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can vary substantially from company to company depending upon accounting methods and the book value and age of assets, capital structure, capital investment cycles and the method by which assets were acquired. It also eliminates share-based compensation, which is a non-cash expense and is excluded by management when evaluating the underlying performance of our business operations.

 

While Adjusted EBITDA is a term and financial measurement commonly used by investors and securities analysts, it has limitations. As a non-GAAP measurement, Adjusted EBITDA has no standard meaning and, therefore, may not be comparable with similar measurements for other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is generally limited as an analytical tool because it excludes charges and expenses we do incur as part of our operations. For example, Adjusted EBITDA excludes income taxes, but we generally incur significant U.S. federal, state and foreign income taxes each year and the provision for income taxes is a necessary cost. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analyzing our results as reported under U.S. GAAP.

 

Revenue

 

Revenues were $151.7 million for the three months ended February 28, 2014 compared to $133.7 million for the three months ended February 28, 2013. Revenues were $444.3 million for the nine months ended February 28, 2014 compared to $384.8 million for the nine months ended February 28, 2013.

 

Revenues by segment for the three and nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013 were as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended February 28,

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

 

$

109,122

 

$

90,537

 

$

313,794

 

$

278,147

 

International

 

38,064

 

37,516

 

119,032

 

88,722

 

Products and Systems

 

7,610

 

7,645

 

22,799

 

25,618

 

Corporate and eliminations

 

(3,069

)

(2,037

)

(11,305

)

(7,710

)

 

 

$

151,727

 

$

133,661

 

$

444,320

 

$

384,777

 

 

Our growth rates for the three and nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013 were as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended February 28,

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

($ in thousands)

 

($ in thousands)

 

Revenue growth

 

$

18,066

 

$

29,543

 

$

59,543

 

$

74,992

 

% Growth over prior year

 

13.5

%

28.4

%

15.5

%

24.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprised of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

% of organic growth

 

7.2

%

5.7

%

5.4

%

5.1

%

% of acquisition growth

 

5.9

%

22.6

%

10.0

%

19.7

%

% foreign exchange increase (decrease)

 

0.4

%

0.1

%

0.1

%

(0.6

)%

 

 

13.5

%

28.4

%

15.5

%

24.2

%

 

Three Months

 

Revenues for the three months ended February 28, 2014 experienced year-on-year growth of $18.1 million, or 13.5%, fueled by organic growth of approximately 7% and growth from acquisitions of approximately 6%. In the third quarter of fiscal 2013, our year-on-year revenue growth was 28.4%, with acquisitions having contributed approximately 23%, while organic growth contributed approximately 6%.

 

In the third quarter of fiscal 2014, our revenue growth was primarily driven by our Services segment. The 21% increase in Services segment revenues was due to organic growth of approximately 13% and acquisition growth of approximately 8%.

 

The Company continued to experience year-on-year growth in its key vertical markets during the third quarter of fiscal 2014. Oil and gas revenues grew by approximately 20% and remained our most significant vertical market, and

 

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saw its proportion increase to 53% of total Company revenues compared with 50% in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. This increase was driven primarily by an increase in organic growth from our recent market share gain in Alaska. Our top ten customers comprised approximately 43% of total revenues in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 compared with 41% in the third quarter of the prior fiscal year.

 

Nine Months

 

Revenues for the nine months ended February 28, 2014 experienced year-on-year growth of $59.5 million, or 15.5%, fueled by growth from acquisitions of approximately 10% and organic growth of approximately 5%. In first nine months of fiscal 2013, the Company’s year-on-year revenue growth was approximately 24%, with acquisitions contributed approximately 20%, while organic growth contributed approximately 5%, with foreign exchange reducing that rate of increase by nearly 1%.

 

For the nine months ended February 28, 2014, revenue growth was attributable to our Services and International segments. The 13% increase in Services segment revenues was driven by organic growth of nearly 10% and acquisition growth of approximately 3%.The Company’s 34% year-on-year growth in International revenue was driven primarily by acquisition, as we acquired our German subsidiary during the second quarter of fiscal 2013.

 

The Company continued to experience year-on-year growth in its key vertical markets during the first nine months of fiscal 2014. Oil and gas revenues grew by approximately 14% and remained our most significant vertical market, with its proportion of total Company revenues remain consistent at approximately 50%. Our top ten customers comprised approximately 38% of total revenues in the first nine months of fiscal 2014 compared with 34% in the first nine months of the prior fiscal year.

 

Gross Profit

 

Gross profit increased by $5.1 million, or 15%, to $39.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014, compared with $34.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Gross profit increased by $16.7 million, or approximately 15%, to $126.6 million during the first nine months of fiscal 2014, compared with $109.8 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2013.

 

During the third quarter of fiscal 2014 the Company was adversely impacted by bad weather conditions in North America that affected its customers and its entire industry. In addition, the Company signed an important new contract with a major integrated energy company with significant operations in the Canadian oil sands region and incurred significant costs to prepare to serve this customer and another large customer in Alaska. Additionally, the Company incurred staffing costs which preceded revenues pertaining to recent market share gains in France. The Company believes the cumulative adverse impact of these items (“Third Quarter 2014 Items”) aggregated approximately $3 million, of which approximately $2 million reduced gross profit and the remainder increased operating expenses during the three- and nine-month periods ended February 28, 2014.

 

Gross profit by segment for the three months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013 was as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended February 28,

 

Nine months ended February 28,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

Gross profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

 

$

26,216

 

$

20,496

 

$

83,881

 

$

72,128

 

International

 

10,086

 

9,851

 

33,499

 

24,231

 

Products and Systems

 

3,674

 

3,790

 

9,776

 

13,010

 

Corporate and eliminations

 

(676

)

69

 

(602

)

459

 

 

 

$

39,300

 

$

34,206

 

$

126,554

 

$

109,828

 

 

Three Months

 

As a percentage of revenues, gross profit was 25.9% and 25.6% for the third quarters of fiscal 2014 and 2013, respectively. The increase in gross profit percentage was primarily attributable to the Services segment partially offset by a slight decline in the Products and Systems segment. The gross profit margin for the Services segment improved to 24.0% compared to 22.6% in the third quarter of fiscal 2013, primarily due to project mix in the quarter, despite being adversely impacted by the Third Quarter 2014 Items. The International segment gross margins increased slightly to 26.5% in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 compared with 26.3% in the prior year, although these margins were also adversely impacted by the Third Quarter 2014 Items. The Products and Systems segment gross margin was 48.3% compared to 49.6% in the prior year.

 

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Lower gross margins in the Products and Systems segment were due to an adverse sales mix compared with prior year.

 

Nine Months

 

As a percentage of revenues, gross profit was 28.5% for the three and nine month periods ended February 28, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Gross profit margin for the Services segment improved to 26.7% in the first nine months of fiscal 2014, inclusive of the impact of the Third Quarter 2014 Items, compared with 25.9% in the first nine months of the prior fiscal year, driven by operational efficiencies. Gross profit margin for the International segment improved to 28.1% in the first nine months of fiscal 2014 compared with 27.3% in the first nine months of the prior fiscal year, driven by higher margin product sales in the U.K., Russia and France, as well as improved utilization of personnel performing services. These gains were offset by the Products and Systems segment’s gross margin decline to 42.9% from 50.8% in the first nine months of the prior fiscal year. The decline in Products and Systems segment gross margin was due to lower sales levels and an adverse sales mix compared with prior year.

 

Income from Operations

 

The following table shows a reconciliation of the segment income from operations before acquisition-related expense (benefit), net, to income from operations:

 

 

 

Three months ended February 28, 2014

 

Nine months ended February 28, 2014

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

($ in thousands)

 

($ in thousands)

 

Services:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations before acquisition-related expense, net

 

$

7,759

 

$

6,755

 

$

33,161

 

$

29,752

 

Acquisition-related expense, net

 

307

 

462

 

463

 

1,155

 

Income from operations

 

7,452

 

6,293

 

32,698

 

28,597

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations before acquisition-related expense, net

 

$

189

 

$

855

 

$

5,526

 

$

3,907

 

Acquisition-related expense (benefit), net

 

105

 

269

 

(3,666

)

450

 

Income from operations

 

84

 

586

 

9,192

 

3,457

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Products and Systems:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations before acquisition-related expense, net

 

$

87

 

$

576

 

$

112

 

$

4,054

 

Acquisition-related (benefit), net

 

 

(1,123

)

(1,035

)

(2,427

)

Income from operations

 

87

 

1,699

 

1,147

 

6,481

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate and Eliminations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations before acquisition-related (benefit), net

 

$

(4,057

)

$

(4,416

)

$

(12,502

)

$

(10,284

)

Acquisition-related expense (benefit), net

 

566

 

(820

)

2,708

 

(184

)

Income from operations

 

(4,623

)

(3,596

)

(15,210

)

(10,100

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations before acquisition-related expense, net

 

$

3,978

 

$

3,770

 

$

26,297

 

$

27,429

 

Acquisition-related expense (benefit), net

 

$

978

 

$

(1,212

)

$

(1,530

)

$

(1,006

)

Income from operations

 

$

3,000

 

$

4,982

 

$

27,827

 

$

28,435

 

 

Three Months

 

As a percentage of revenues, income from operations excluding acquisition-related items was 2.6% and 2.8% for the third quarters of fiscal 2014 and fiscal 2013, respectively. The Company estimates that the Third Quarter 2014 Items reduced operating income for the three-month period ended February 28, 2014 by approximately $3 million, or 2.0% of revenues. Inclusive of this adverse impact, income from operations exclusive of acquisition-related costs improved by $0.2 million, or 6%, over the comparable period in fiscal 2013.

 

Operating expenses increased by $7.1 million, or 24%, compared with the prior year’s third quarter, and by $4.9 million, or 16%, excluding acquisition-related items. This increase was driven by the Services segment, which incurred a year-on-year operating expense increase of $4.7 million, or 34%, exclusive of acquisition-related charges. The impact of acquisitions accounted for $1.2 million of the total increase. The remainder of the increase in Services operating expenses was primarily due to increases in headcount and facility-related costs incurred to position the Company for growth in Canada and in the United States.

 

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Nine Months

 

Income from operations, exclusive of acquisition-related items but inclusive of the adverse impact of the Third Quarter 2014 Items, was $26.3 for the first nine months of fiscal 2014, which represented a decrease of $1.1 million, or approximately 4%, compared with the comparable period of fiscal 2013. As a percentage of revenues, income from operations excluding acquisition-related items was 5.9% and 7.1% for the first nine months of fiscal 2014 and fiscal 2013, respectively.

 

Operating expenses in the first nine months increased by $17.3 million, or 21%, compared with the prior year, and by $17.9 million, or 22%, during the same period excluding acquisition-related items. This increase was primarily driven by the Services and International segments. The Services segment incurred a year-on-year operating expense increase of $8.3 million, or 20%, exclusive of acquisition-related charges. Recent acquisitions completed in the Services segment accounted for $1.7 million of the operating expense increase. The remaining amount was primarily due to increases in headcount and facility-related costs incurred to position the Company for growth in Canada and in the United States. The International segment operating expenses had a year-on-year operating expense increase of $7.6 million, or 38%, exclusive of acquisition-related charges, primarily resulting from a $7.1 million year-on-year acquisition impact stemming from the prior year acquisition of the Company’s German subsidiary. Corporate operating expenses increased by $1.2 million, or 11%, exclusive of acquisition-related charges, compared to the prior year, driven primarily by increased insurance and recruiting costs.

 

Interest Expense

 

Interest expense was approximately $0.8 million and $0.9 million for the third quarters of fiscal 2014 and 2013, respectively. Interest expense for the nine months ended February 28, 2014 and 2013 was $2.3 million and $2.5 million, respectively. The slight decrease was primarily related to a decrease in average interest rates in the first nine months of fiscal 2014.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company’s effective income tax rate was approximately 45% and 33% for the three months ended February 28, 2014 and February 28, 2013, respectively. The increase was primarily due to higher permanent tax differences and lower income in the quarter. Our effective income tax rate was approximately 37% and 38% for the nine month periods ended February 28, 2014 and February 28, 2013, respectively. The decrease was primarily due to the greater proportion of income from various foreign jurisdictions that carry lower tax rates, partially offset by higher permanent tax differences.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Cash Flows Table

 

Our cash flows are summarized in the table below:

 

 

 

Nine months ended February 28, 2014

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

($ in thousands)

 

Net cash provided by (used in):

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Activities

 

$

22,589

 

$

27,548

 

Investing Activities

 

(30,261

)

(42,385

)

Financing Activities

 

11,251

 

15,070

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

(1,431

)

260

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

$

2,148

 

$

493

 

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

 

Operating cash flow excluding changes in operating assets and liabilities was approximately $41 million and $40 million in the nine-month periods ended February 28, 2014 and 2013, respectively. However, cash provided by our operating activities during the nine month period ended February 28, 2014 of $22.6 million represented a year-on-year decline of $5.0 million. The reduction in operating cash flow was driven by the timing of changes in working capital, principally accounts

 

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