Primoris Services : Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results (Form 8-K)
08/04/2021 | 06:26am EDT
Primoris Services Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results
Dallas, TX -Aug. 3, 2021- Primoris Services Corporation (NASDAQ GS: PRIM) ('Primoris' or 'Company') today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2021 and updated the Company's outlook.
For the second quarter 2021, Primoris reported the following highlights:
Revenue of $881.6 million
Utility Segment revenue up 25 percent
Energy/Renewables Segment revenue up 20 percent
Net income attributable to Primoris of $36.3 million
Fully diluted earnings per share of $0.67
Backlog of $2.9 billion as of June 30, 2021
2021 Year-to-date highlights:
Record revenue of $1.7 billion
Record Master Service Agreements ('MSA') Backlog of $1.5 billion, 52 percent of total backlog
Fully diluted earnings per share of $0.81
'Our outstanding revenue performance in the utility and energy/renewables markets demonstrates that our investment in these areas over the past several years is already paying off,' said Tom McCormick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Primoris. 'Our record year-to-date revenue of $1.7 billion is up more than $48 million compared to where we were last year, despite the winter storm that hit Texas in the first quarter and historically wet weather conditions in the second quarter that pushed some of our revenue further out in the year. Our strategic focus on master service agreements is also showing results; 52 percent of our current backlog is MSA based work, a record level.'
Summarizing the segment results for the quarter, McCormick noted: 'Our strong project execution continued to reap benefits throughout the second quarter. Our Utility Segment led the revenue growth with a 25 percent increase compared to the same period in 2020, primarily due to the Future Infrastructure acquisition and increased activity with a significant customer in California. Solar projects continued to drive our Energy/Renewables Segment revenue during the quarter. This segment increased revenue by 20 percent and gross profit by 84 percent compared to the same period of 2020. As expected, our Pipeline Services Segment revenue declined, although our gross profit increased 15 percent and our gross profit, as a percentage of revenue, increased to 26 percent.'
2021 Second Quarter Results
Revenue was $881.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, a decrease of $26.6 million, or 3 percent, compared to the same period in 2020. The decrease was primarily due to lower revenue in the Pipeline segment, partially offset by growth in the Energy/Renewables and Utilities segments, including $72.7 million from the acquisition of Future Infrastructure Holdings, LLC ('FIH'). Gross profit was $113.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $12.1 million, or 12 percent, compared to the same period in 2020. The increase was primarily due to the acquisition of FIH ($10.7 million) and an increase in margins from legacy operations, partially offset by a decrease in revenue from the Company's legacy operations. Gross profit as a percentage of revenue increased to 13 percent for the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to 11 percent for the same period in 2020.
Beginning with the first quarter of 2021, the Company consolidated and reorganized its operating segments. The three segments are: Utilities, Energy/Renewables and Pipeline Services. Revenue and gross profit for the segments for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 were as follows:
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Segment Gross Profit
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Utilities Segment ('Utilities'): Revenue increased by $85.3 million, or 25 percent, for the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, primarily due to the FIH acquisition ($72.7 million) and increased activity with a significant utility customer in California. These amounts were partially offset by decreased activity with a utility customer in the Midwest as well as the impact of customer material delays. Gross profit for the three months ended June 30, 2021 decreased by $7.0 million, or 13 percent, compared to the same period in 2020, primarily due to lower margins from the Company's legacy operations, partially offset by the incremental impact of the FIH acquisition ($10.7 million). Gross profit as a percentage of revenue decreased to 12 percent during the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to 16 percent in the same period in 2020, primarily due to unfavorable weather conditions and customer material delays experienced in 2021, as well as strong performance and favorable margins realized on projects in the Southeast in 2020.
Energy and Renewables Segment ('Energy/Renewables'): Revenue increased by $56.5 million, or 20 percent, for the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, primarily due to increased renewable energy activity ($69.8 million), partially offset by the substantial completion of an industrial project in Texas in the first half of 2020. Gross profit for the three months ended June 30, 2021, increased by $15.1 million, or 84 percent, compared to the same period in 2020, primarily due to higher revenue and margins. Gross profit as a percentage of revenue increased to 10 percent during the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to 7 percent in the same period in 2020, primarily due to higher costs associated with a liquified natural gas plant project in the northeast in 2020.
Pipeline Services ('Pipeline'): Revenue decreased by $168.4 million, or 58 percent, for the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to the same period in 2020. The decrease is primarily due to the substantial completion of pipeline projects in 2020 ($188.6 million), partially offset by progress on a pipeline project in Texas that began in the second half of 2020. Gross profit for the three months ended June 30, 2021 increased by $3.9 million, or 15 percent, compared to the same period in 2020, primarily due to higher margins, partially offset by lower revenue. Gross profit as a percentage of revenue increased to 26 percent during the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to 9 percent in the same period in 2020, primarily due to the favorable impact from the closeout of multiple pipeline projects in 2021.
Other Income Statement Information
Selling, general and administrative ('SG&A') expenses were $57.7 million during the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $6.3 million, or 12 percent compared to 2020, primarily due to $7.6 million of incremental expense from the FIH acquisition during the period. SG&A expense as a percentage of revenue increased to 6.6 percent compared to 5.7 percent for the corresponding period in 2020, primarily due to increased expense as the Company integrates FIH into its operations.
Transaction and related costs were $0.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, consisting primarily of professional fees paid to advisors associated with the FIH integration. No transaction and related costs were incurred for the three months ended June 30, 2020.
Interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2021, increased compared to the same period in 2020 primarily due to higher average debt balances from the borrowings incurred related to the FIH acquisition, partially offset by a favorable impact from the change in the fair value of the interest rate swap. During the three months ended June 30, 2021, the Company had a $1.0 million unrealized gain on the change in the fair value of the Company's interest rate swap agreement, compared to a $0.1 million unrealized gain in 2020.
The Company recorded income tax expense for the three months ended June 30, 2021 of $13.6 million compared to expense of $13.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020. The effective tax rate on income attributable to Primoris (excluding noncontrolling interests) was 27.3 percent for the three months ended June 30, 2021. The effective tax rate on income attributable to Primoris (excluding noncontrolling interest) is expected to be 27.5 percent for 2021. The 2021 rate differs from the U.S. federal statutory rate of 21.0 percent primarily due to state income taxes and nondeductible components of per diem expenses.
Balancing the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic with the expected growth in operations, Primoris estimates that for the year ending December 31, 2021, net income attributable to Primoris will be between $2.30 and $2.50 per fully diluted share. The per share range takes into count the dilution from the additional shares issued under the Company's secondary offering during the first quarter of 2021. The Company is targeting SG&A expense as a percentage of revenue in the low-to-mid six percent range for full year 2021. Primoris expects its SG&A range will decrease in 2022 upon completion of its integration of FIH. The Company estimates capital expenditures for the remainder of 2021 in the range of $20 to $40 million. The Company's targeted gross margins by segment are as follows: Utilities in the range of 12 to 14 percent; Energy/Renewables in the range of 9 to 12 percent; and Pipeline Services in the range of 9 to 13 percent.
The guidance provided above constitutes forward-looking statements, which are based on current economic conditions and estimates, and the Company does not include other potential impacts, such as changes in accounting or unusual items. Supplemental information relating to the Company's financial outlook is posted in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.primoriscorp.com.
Backlog at June 30, 2021 (in millions)
At June 30, 2021, Fixed Backlog was $1.4 billion and MSA Backlog was $1.5 billion. Total Backlog at the end of the second quarter 2021 was $2.9 billion. MSA Backlog represents estimated MSA revenue for the next four quarters. The Company expects that during the next four quarters, the Company will recognize as revenue approximately 86 percent of the total backlog at June 30, 2021, comprised of backlog of approximately: 100 percent of Utilities; 73 percent of Energy/Renewables; and 73 percent of Pipeline.
Backlog, including estimated MSA revenue, should not be considered a comprehensive indicator of future revenue. Revenues from certain projects, such as cost reimbursable and time-and-materials projects, do not flow through backlog. At any time, any project may be cancelled at the convenience of customers.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
At June 30, 2021, the Company had $178.0 million of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents. The Company had no outstanding borrowings under the revolving credit facility, commercial letters of credit outstanding were $48.9 million and the available borrowing capacity was $151.1 million.
The Company also announced that on August 3, 2021, its Board of Directors declared a $0.06 per share cash dividend to stockholders of record on September 30, 2021, payable on October 15, 2021.
Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Company continues to take steps to protect its employees' health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Primoris has a written corporate COVID-19 Plan in place, as well as Business Continuity Plans (by business unit and segment), based on guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and their Canadian counterparts.
Conference Call and Webcast
As previously announced, management will host a teleconference call on August 4, 2021, at 11 a.m. U.S. Central Time (12 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time). Tom McCormick, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Ken Dodgen, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the Company's results and financial outlook.
Investors and analysts are invited to participate in the call by phone at 1-833-476-0954, or internationally at 1-236-714-2611 (access code: 9899723) or via the Internet at www.primoriscorp.com. A replay of the call will be available on the Company's website or by phone at 1-800-585-8367, or internationally at 1-416-621-4642 (access code: 9899723), for a seven-day period following the call.
Presentation slides to accompany the conference call are available for download in the Investor Relations section of Primoris' website at www.primoriscorp.com. Once at the Investor Relations section, please click on 'Events & Presentations.'
Founded in 1960, Primoris Services Corporation is one of the leading providers of specialty contracting services operating throughout the United States and Canada. Primoris provides a wide range of specialty construction services, fabrication, maintenance, and engineering services to a diversified base of blue-chip customers. For additional information, please visit www.primoriscorp.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect, when made, the Company's expectations or beliefs concerning future events that involve risks and uncertainties, including with regard to the Company's future performance. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by terms such as 'anticipates', 'believes', 'could', 'estimates', 'expects', 'intends', 'may', 'plans', 'potential', 'predicts', 'projects', 'should', 'will', 'would' or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements include information concerning the possible or assumed future results of operations, business strategies, financing plans, competitive position, industry environment, potential growth opportunities, the effects of regulation and the economy, generally. Forward-looking statements inherently involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially as a result of a number of factors, including, among other things, customer timing, project duration, weather, and general economic conditions; changes in the mix of customers, projects, contracts and business; regional or national and/or general economic conditions and demand for the Company's services, including changes to renewable portfolio standards and demand for renewable energy projects; price, volatility, and expectations of future prices of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids; variations and changes in the margins of projects performed during any particular quarter; increases in the costs to perform services caused by changing conditions; the termination, or expiration of existing agreements or contracts; the budgetary spending patterns of customers; increases in construction costs that the Company may be unable to pass through to customers; cost or schedule overruns on fixed-price contracts; availability of qualified labor for specific projects; changes in bonding requirements and bonding availability for existing and new agreements; the need and availability of letters of credit; costs incurred to support growth, whether organic or through acquisitions; the timing and volume of work under contract; losses experienced in the Company's operations; the results of the review of prior period accounting on certain projects; developments in governmental investigations and/or inquiries; intense competition in the industries in which the Company operates; failure to obtain favorable results in existing or future litigation or regulatory proceedings, dispute resolution proceedings or claims, including claims for additional costs; failure of partners, suppliers or subcontractors to perform their obligations; cyber-security breaches; failure to maintain safe worksites; national and/or global requirements related to climate change and the impact of greenhouse gas emissions; risks or uncertainties associated with events outside of the Company's control, including severe weather conditions, public health crises and pandemics (such as COVID-19), political crises or other catastrophic events; client delays or defaults in making payments; the availability of credit and restrictions imposed by credit facilities; failure to implement strategic and operational initiatives; risks or uncertainties associated with acquisitions, dispositions and investments; possible information technology interruptions or inability to protect intellectual property; the Company's failure, or the failure of the Company's agents or partners, to comply with laws; the Company's ability to secure appropriate insurance; new or changing legal requirements, including those relating to environmental, health and safety matters; the loss of one or a few clients that account for a significant portion of the Company's revenues; asset impairments; and risks arising from the inability to successfully integrate acquired businesses. In addition to information included in this press release, additional information about these and other risks can be found in Part I, Item 1A 'Risk Factors' of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and the Company's other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ('SEC'). Such filings are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Primoris does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Investor Relations
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
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