PHOENIX, Nov. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. (WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings or the Company) (Nasdaq: WSC), the North American leader in turnkey modular space and portable storage solutions, today announced third quarter 2020 financial results, provided an update on the recently closed merger and the current market environment, and updated its 2020 outlook.
On July 1, 2020, Williams Scotsman, Inc. closed the merger with Mobile Mini, Inc. (the “Merger”) and assumed the name WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq WSC). Our reported results only include Mobile Mini for the periods subsequent to the Merger. Our Pro Forma Results include Mobile Mini’s results as if the Merger and financing transactions had occurred on January 1, 2019, which we believe is a better representation of how the combined company has performed over time. Following the Merger, we have expanded our reporting segments from two segments to four reporting segments. The North America Modular Segment aligns with the WillScot legacy business prior to the Merger and the North America Storage, UK Storage and Tank and Pump segments align with the Mobile Mini segments prior to the Merger.
WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Third Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights1,4
Highlights of Third Quarter Reported Results
Highlights of Third Quarter Pro Forma Results
Refer to the Supplemental Unaudited Pro Forma Financial Information section on form 10-Q to be filed with the SEC and made available on the WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. investor relations website for full reconciliations of our reported and pro forma results.
|Three Months Ended
|Nine Months Ended
|Consolidated net income (loss)||$||16,252||$||997||$||25,411||$||(20,470||)|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||$||61,368||$||39,022||$||175,095||$||99,076|
|Free Cash Flow1||$||28,045||$||1,261||$||74,849||$||(23,698||)|
|Three Months Ended
|Nine Months Ended
|Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA1 by Segment (in thousands)||2020||2019||2020||2019|
|Tank and Pump||8,507||11,885||26,643||37,125|
|Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA||$||163,559||$||149,097||$||466,781||$||433,142|
Brad Soultz, Chief Executive Officer of WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings, commented, The third quarter was an exciting and transformational moment for our industry marked by the combination of WillScot and Mobile Mini. Our phenomenal post-merger consolidated results begin to demonstrate the combined operating expertise and earnings potential embedded in this truly unique platform. I am extremely proud of our combined team and their high level of execution. Together, we closed the merger and put in place a rock solid balance sheet. We delivered nearly 10% pro forma Adjusted EBITDA growth and 400 basis points of pro forma margin expansion versus prior year. Amidst a pandemic, we grew both Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA sequentially from Q2. We drove pricing across our core Modular and Storage segments, generated over $91 million of free cash flow excluding merger-related transaction costs, and remain on track with our integration planning efforts. We executed safely, leveraging the protocols we put in place in Q2, while adapting to new ways of working and new team members. And we were resilient both as a business and as an organization, in no small part due to an extraordinary display of brute effort and determination by our employees to deliver these results. As we work more closely together, I am extremely excited about our future, the top- and bottom-line growth opportunities that are within our control, and our ability to expand this platform through any operating environment.
Chief Financial Officer of WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings, Tim Boswell, remarked, Weve been very encouraged by the sequential improvements in new order and delivery volumes through Q3 and into November, which is evidence both of our strong competitive positioning and our ability to adapt commercially as activity levels change across our end markets. In our NA Modular segment, modular space units on rent dropped 0.8% sequentially in the third quarter, though increased from August into September. Importantly, delivery volumes increased by 9% sequentially from Q2 into Q3, and new orders during Q3 were up sequentially 14%. Most recently, October deliveries were within 2.5% of prior year levels, representing a solid rebound in activity. In our NA Storage segment, total units on rent troughed in May, and as of the end of October, had surged 9.4% sequentially and were 2.3% above prior year levels. This clear improvement in end market activity, combined with 10% year-over-year pricing growth in the NA Modular segment and modest price growth across the NA Storage segment, drove 7% sequential top-line revenue growth in Q3. Our pro forma adjusted EBITDA margins were up 400 bps versus prior year, though flat sequentially due to the increase in delivery activity relative to the second quarter. And we generated over $91 million of free cash flow, excluding merger-related transaction costs, reducing leverage to 3.9x and demonstrating the unique financial flexibility and resilience inherent in our business. So financially, the business is firing on all cylinders, allowing us to tighten and raise the midpoint of our EBITDA guidance for the remainder of the year.
Third Quarter 2020 Reported Results1,4
Total revenues increased 55.6% to $417.3 million, while leasing revenues increased 59.3% versus the prior year quarter driven primarily by the addition of Mobile Mini’s revenues to our consolidated results.
Adjusted EBITDA of $163.6 million represented an increase of $76.2 million, or 87.2% year over year. Of this increase, $63.3 million was driven by the addition of Mobile Mini to our consolidated results, with the remainder driven by strong organic growth in the NA Modular segment.
Net income of $16.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020 was up $15.3 million versus prior year and includes a $42.4 million loss on extinguishment of debt related to our refinancing activities and $64.1 million of discrete costs expensed in the period related to transaction and integration activities, including $52.2 million of transaction costs related to the announced Mobile Mini Merger, $7.1 million of integration costs, and $4.8 million of restructuring costs, lease impairment expense and other related charges. These non-recurring expenses were partly offset by a one-time $66.7 million non-cash income tax benefit related to the revaluation of our deferred tax assets following the Merger, and we expect to revert to a more normalized GAAP effective tax rate in 2021.
Free Cash Flow as reported increased by $26.7 million year over year to $28.0 million. Excluding the impact of $63.2 million of Merger-related transaction costs paid during the third quarter, we generated $91.3 million of free cash flow in the quarter and repaid $116.7 million of our ABL balance, due to our resilient lease revenues and strong margin expansion and capital expenditure reductions across the NA Modular, NA Storage, and UK Storage segments, as well as reduced interest costs resulting from our refinancing activity.
Third Quarter 2020 Pro Forma Results1,4
Leasing revenues remained stable and increased $0.6 million year over year to $300.1 million, despite the ongoing COVID disruptions. Total revenues decreased 1.5% or $6.2 million on a pro forma basis driven by a $12.7 million, or 13.0%, reduction in delivery and installation revenues and a $6.9 million decrease in Tank and Pump segment revenues, offset by growth across our core Modular and Storage segments.
Adjusted EBITDA of $163.6 million, represented a $14.5 million, or 9.7%, increase year over year, with strong growth across the NA Modular, NA Storage and UK Storage segments being partially offset by a $3.4 million decline in the Tank and Pump segment. All four operating segments delivered strong sequential Adjusted EBITDA growth from Q2 into Q3, resulting in 6.4% consolidated sequential growth in the quarter.
Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded 400 bps year over year to 39.2% and with strong margin expansion across all four operating segments. The margin expansion was driven by strong pricing and value-added products growth, a revenue mix shift weighted towards higher margin leasing revenues, and proactive cost reductions implemented in Q2 and maintained in Q3 to adjust for demand disruptions due to the COVID pandemic.
Capitalization and Liquidity Update1,3
Through a series of strategic transactions leading up to and immediately following the Merger, we refinanced and optimized all of WillScot and Mobile Minis pre-existing debt and put in place a robust capital structure that will support the business for years to come.
As of September 30, 2020
In the third quarter, we completed our Merger-related refinancing activities through the redemption of our $490 million 2023 6.875% Senior Secured Notes, which we funded through the issuance of our $500 million 2028 4.625% Senior Secured Notes.
2020 Updated Outlook1, 2, 3
On November 5, 2020, management adjusted the Company’s outlook for full year 2020. This guidance is presented both on an as reported basis, including only WillScots results for the first half of the year and combined results for the second half of the year, as well as on a pro forma basis, as if WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings had operated together for the entirety of 2020. This guidance is subject to the risks and uncertainties described in the “Forward-Looking Statements” below. The updated guidance is as follows:
|Revised 2020 Outlook||Previous Outlook||Updated 2020 Outlook|
|Revenue||$1.32 billion – $1.42 billion||$1.32 billion – $1.37 billion|
|Adjusted EBITDA1,2||$500 million – $530 million||$510 million – $530 million|
|Net CAPEX2,3||$140 million – $160 million||$130 million – $150 million|
|Pro Forma 2020 Outlook||Pro Forma 2019||Updated 2020 Outlook|
|Revenue||$1.68 billion||$1.60 billion – $1.65 billion|
|Adjusted EBITDA1,2||$600 million||$625 million – $645 million|
|Net CAPEX2,3||$222 million||$150 million – $170 million|
1 – Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, and Free Cash Flow are non-GAAP financial measures. Further information and reconciliations for these Non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable financial measure under generally accepted accounting principles in the US (“GAAP”) is included at the end of this press release.
2 – Information reconciling forward-looking Adjusted EBITDA and Net CAPEX to GAAP financial measures is unavailable to the Company without unreasonable effort and therefore no reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measures is provided.
3 – Net CAPEX is a non-GAAP financial measure. Please see the non-GAAP reconciliation tables included at the end of this press release.
4 – 2019 Quarterly amounts were adjusted for the adoption of Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) (“ASC 842”), effective retroactively to January 1, 2019, and therefore do not agree to the Quarterly Reports filed on Form 10-Q for the respective periods of 2019. See reconciliation of the impact of adopting ASC 842 included at the end of this press release.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes non-GAAP financial measures, including Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Free Cash Flow, pro forma revenue, and Net CAPEX. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) before income tax expense, net interest expense, depreciation and amortization adjusted for non-cash items considered non-core to business operations including net currency gains and losses, goodwill and other impairment charges, restructuring costs, costs to integrate acquired companies, costs incurred related to transactions, non-cash charges for stock compensation plans, and other discrete expenses. Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as Adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue. Free Cash Flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, less purchases of, and proceeds from, rental equipment and property, plant and equipment, which are all included in cash flows from investing activities. Net CAPEX is defined as purchases of rental equipment and refurbishments and purchases of property, plant and equipment (collectively, “Total Capital Expenditures”), less proceeds from sale of rental equipment and proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment (collectively, “Total Proceeds”), which are all included in cash flows from investing activities. Our management believes that the presentation of Net CAPEX provides useful information to investors regarding the net capital invested into our rental fleet and plant, property and equipment each year to assist in analyzing the performance of our business. Pro forma revenue is defined the same as revenue, but includes pre-acquisition results from ModSpace for all periods presented. WillScot believes that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are useful to investors because they (i) allow investors to compare performance over various reporting periods on a consistent basis by removing from operating results the impact of items that do not reflect core operating performance; (ii) are used by our board of directors and management to assess our performance; (iii) may, subject to the limitations described below, enable investors to compare the performance of WillScot to its competitors; and (iv) provide additional tools for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends. WillScot believes that pro forma revenue is useful to investors because they allow investors to compare performance of the combined Company over various reporting periods on a consistent basis WillScot believes that Net CAPEX provide useful additional information concerning cash flow available to meet future debt service obligations. However, Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance or liquidity under GAAP and, accordingly, should not be considered as an alternative to net income or cash flow from operating activities as an indicator of operating performance or liquidity. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as an alternative to, financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. Other companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA and other non-GAAP financial measures differently, and therefore WillScots non-GAAP financial measures may not be directly comparable to similarly-titled measures of other companies. For reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures used in this press release (except as explained below), see Reconciliation of non-GAAP Financial Measures” included in this press release.
Information reconciling forward-looking Adjusted EBITDA to GAAP financial measures is unavailable to WillScot without unreasonable effort. We cannot provide reconciliations of forward looking Adjusted EBITDA to GAAP financial measures because certain items required for such reconciliations are outside of our control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted, such as the provision for income taxes. Preparation of such reconciliations would require a forward-looking balance sheet, statement of income and statement of cash flow, prepared in accordance with GAAP, and such forward-looking financial statements are unavailable to WillScot without unreasonable effort. Although we provide a range of Adjusted EBITDA that we believe will be achieved, we cannot accurately predict all the components of the Adjusted EBITDA calculation. WillScot provides Adjusted EBITDA guidance because we believe that Adjusted EBITDA, when viewed with our results under GAAP, provides useful information for the reasons noted above.
Conference Call Information
WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its third quarter 2020 results and outlook at 10 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, November 6, 2020. The live call can be accessed by dialing (855) 312-9420 (US/Canada toll-free) or (210) 874-7774 (international) and asking to be connected to the WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings call. A live webcast will also be accessible via the “Events & Presentations” section of the Company’s investor relations website www.willscotmobilemini.com. Choose “Events” and select the information pertaining to the WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Third Quarter 2020 Conference Call. Additionally, there will be slides accompanying the webcast. Please allow at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary software. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, an audio webcast of the call will be available for 60 days on the Companys investor relations website.
About WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings
WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings trades on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol WSC. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings is a North American leader in turnkey modular space and portable storage solutions. It was formed in 2020 upon the merger of leaders in the modular space and portable storage markets. Together the WillScot and Mobile Mini brands operate approximately 275 locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom with a combined fleet of over 350,000 portable offices and storage containers. They lease turnkey office space and storage solutions for temporary applications across a diverse customer base in the commercial and industrial, construction, retail, education, health care, government, transportation, security and energy sectors. They create value by enabling customers to add space efficiently and cost-effectively when the solution is perfect, productivity is all the customer sees.
This news release contains forward-looking statements (including the earnings guidance/outlook contained herein) within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The words “estimates,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “shall,” “outlook” and variations of these words and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature. Certain of these forward-looking statements relate to the business combination (the “Merger”) involving the Company and Mobile Mini, including: our ability to expand the platform; our capital structure; expected scale; operating efficiency; stockholder, employee and customer benefits; key assumptions; timing of closing; the amount and timing of revenue and expense synergies; future financial benefits and operating results; and integration spend, which reflects management’s beliefs, expectations and objectives as of the date hereof. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside our control, which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Although WillScot believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that any such forward-looking statement will materialize. Important factors that may affect actual results or outcomes include, among others, our ability to acquire and integrate new assets and operations; our ability to achieve planned synergies related to acquisitions; our ability to manage growth and execute our business plan; our estimates of the size of the markets for our products; the rate and degree of market acceptance of our products; the success of other competing modular space and portable storage solutions that exist or may become available; rising costs adversely affecting our profitability (including cost increases resulting from tariffs); potential litigation involving our Company; general economic and market conditions impacting demand for our products and services; implementation of tax reform; our ability to implement and maintain an effective system of internal controls; and such other risks and uncertainties described in the periodic reports we file with the SEC from time to time (including our Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2019), which are available through the SECs EDGAR system at www.sec.gov and on our website. Any forward-looking statement speaks only at the date which it is made, and WillScot disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
Additional information can be found on the company’s website at www.willscotmobilemini.com.
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited; in thousands, except share and per share data)
|Three Months Ended
|Nine Months Ended
|(in thousands, except share and per share data)||2020||2019||2020||2019|
|Leasing and services revenue:|
|Delivery and installation||84,694||61,008||187,404||166,974|
|Costs of leasing and services:|
|Delivery and installation||66,354||54,364||153,742||146,175|
|Costs of sales:|