Multi Packaging Solutions Announces Second Quarter Results

02/13/17

Multi Packaging Solutions Announces Second Quarter Results

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited (NYSE: MPSX), (“MPS” or the “Company”), a global leader in value-added print and packaging solutions for the branded consumer, healthcare, and multi-media markets, today announced results for its second quarter ended December 31, 2016.

2Q FY 2017 vs. 2Q FY 2016:

  • GAAP net sales of $386.1 million vs. $429.4 million
    • Negative foreign exchange impact of $20.9 million
  • GAAP operating income of $24.9 million vs. $7.1 million
  • GAAP net income (loss) attributable to MPS of $(1.1) million vs. $(7.9) million
  • GAAP net income (loss) attributable to MPS of $(0.01) per share vs. $(0.11) per share
  • Non GAAP net income attributable to MPS of $11.6 million vs. $18.9 million
  • Non GAAP net income attributable to MPS of $0.15 per share vs. $0.26 per share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $57.5 million vs. $69.4 million
    • Negative foreign exchange impact of $2.3 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin of 14.9% vs. 16.2%

YTD FY 2017 vs. YTD FY 2016:

  • GAAP net sales of $794.0 million vs. $888.4 million
    • Negative foreign exchange impact of $38.3 million
  • GAAP operating income of $52.6 million vs. $47.8 million
  • GAAP net income attributable to MPS of $12.1 million vs. $5.1 million
  • GAAP net income attributable to MPS of $0.16 per share vs. $0.08 per share
  • Non GAAP net income attributable to MPS of $24.6 million vs. $37.0 million
  • Non GAAP net income attributable to MPS of $0.32 per share vs. $0.55 per share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $117.6 million vs. $146.6 million
    • Negative foreign exchange impact of $4.8 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin of 14.8% vs. 16.5%

2Q and Recent Activity

  • Completed acquisitions of i3 Plastic Cards (North America transaction card market) and AJS (European label market)
    • Combined trailing 12 months revenue of acquired businesses was $25 million
  • Completed debt refinancing transaction in October 2016 resulting in annual run rate savings to interest expense of approximately $10 million
  • Announced closure of Louisville, Kentucky media plant and Portsmouth, United Kingdom tobacco plant
  • Announced that a definitive agreement was reached with WestRock Company to acquire all of the outstanding shares of MPS

Marc Shore, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “As expected, we continued to face headwinds in our fiscal 2nd quarter. Notwithstanding, we have taken several steps to drive organic growth and operational improvements. We completed two strategic acquisitions during the quarter and continue to pursue other opportunities. Furthermore, we announced the acquisition of Multi Packaging Solutions with WestRock. We believe this acquisition will further enhance our offering to our customers and have long-term benefit for our employees.”

Discussion of Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results

The Company completed its initial public offering in October 2015, and the comparability of certain amounts below, such as operating income, interest expense and earnings per share are significantly impacted on a year over year basis due to the offering.

GAAP net sales for 2Q FY 2017 were $386.1 million vs. net sales for 2Q FY 2016 of $429.4 million, which includes negative foreign exchange effects in 2Q FY 2017 of $20.9 million when compared to the prior year period. On a segment basis, North American sales decreased $20.0 million from the prior year principally due to the decline in the multi-media market and some weakness in the consumer market due to weaker transaction card sales. European sales decreased $19.9 million principally due to foreign exchange. Sales in Europe decreased by $6.8 million for tobacco and certain drinks customers, which was offset by stronger healthcare sales, which on a constant currency basis increased approximately 7%. Asia sales decreased $3.3 million principally due to foreign exchange and some weakness in the consumer market due to reduced demand from certain customers.

Gross profit percentage in 2Q FY 2017 was 21.4% compared to 22.3% in the prior year. The decline is principally due to the mix of sales and lower sales impacting absorption in the current quarter as compared to the prior year period.

GAAP operating income for 2Q FY 2017 was $24.9 million vs. $7.1 million for 2Q FY 2016. Operating income in the prior year period was most significantly impacted by the recording of $27.2 million of stock based and deferred compensation expense principally associated with the vesting of incentive units held by employees at the date of the Company’s initial public offering.

Cash balances as of December 31, 2016 were $44.6 million. There were no amounts outstanding under the Company’s revolving credit facility as of that date. Total debt, net of cash, was $843.7 million including deferred finance fees and debt discount of $15.7 million. In December, the Company made a voluntary prepayment of debt of $15.0 million. At December 31, 2016, trailing twelve months acquisition adjusted pro forma EBITDA was $228.7 million, and the pro forma leverage ratio was 3.81.

Acquisition by WestRock Company

On January 24, 2017, the Company and WestRock Company announced that a definitive agreement was reached for WestRock to acquire all of the outstanding shares of MPS for $18.00 per share in cash and the assumption of an estimated $873 million in net debt, for a total enterprise value of $2.28 billion. The transaction is subject to a vote by MPS’ shareholders and is expected to close in the Company’s fourth fiscal quarter, subject to the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The two largest shareholders of MPS, representing approximately 57% of the shares outstanding, have agreed to vote all of their shares in favor of the transaction.

Non GAAP Financial Measures

The historical financial information included in this presentation includes financial information that is not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), including Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow, Adjusted Free Cash Flow and proforma Adjusted EBITDA. Management uses these non GAAP financial measures in the analysis of financial and operating performance because they assist in the evaluation of underlying trends in our business. Our use of the terms Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow, Adjusted Free Cash Flow and proforma Adjusted EBITDA may differ from that of others in our industry. These items should not be considered as alternatives to net income (loss), operating income (loss), or any other performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP as measures of operating performance or operating cash flows or as measures of liquidity. Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow, Adjusted Free Cash Flow and proforma Adjusted EBITDA have important limitations as analytical tools and should be considered in conjunction with, and not as substitutes for, our results as reported under GAAP. This presentation includes a reconciliation of certain non GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

About Multi Packaging Solutions

Multi Packaging Solutions is a leading global provider of value-added packaging solutions to a diverse customer base across the healthcare, consumer and multi-media markets. MPS provides its customers with an extensive array of print-based specialty packaging solutions, including premium folding cartons, inserts, labels and rigid packaging across a variety of substrates and finishes. MPS has manufacturing locations across North America, Europe and Asia.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains certain forward-looking statements regarding MPS and its subsidiaries. All of these statements are based on management’s expectations as well as estimates and assumptions prepared by management that, although they believe to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors outside of MPS’ control that may cause its business, industry, strategy, financing activities or actual results to differ materially. MPS undertakes no obligation to update or revise any of the forward looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited And Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share amounts)

         
December 31, June 30,
2016 2016
(unaudited)
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 44,644 $ 44,769
Accounts receivable, net 234,115 237,179
Inventories 155,877 165,617
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   26,189   30,742
Total current assets   460,825   478,307
 
Property, plant and equipment
Land 48,390 52,093
Buildings and improvements 67,173 65,827
Machinery and equipment 391,157 393,206
Furniture and fixtures 15,852 15,580
Construction in progress   19,054   12,689
Total 541,626 539,395
Less: Accumulated depreciation   (176,835)   (155,700)
Total property, plant and equipment, net   364,791   383,695
 
Other assets
Intangible assets, net 312,429 340,858
Goodwill 474,595 464,714
Deferred income taxes 6,787 7,210
Other assets   30,445   32,806
Total assets $ 1,649,872 $ 1,707,590
 
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 166,233 $ 171,935
Payroll and benefits 29,542 36,977
Other current liabilities 37,767 40,892
Current portion of long-term debt 8,385 7,307
Income taxes payable   8,094   4,489
Total current liabilities 250,021 261,600
 
Long-term debt, less current portion 879,974 900,516
Deferred income taxes 68,725 72,625
Other long-term liabilities   30,446   29,955
Total liabilities   1,229,166   1,264,696
 
Shareholders’ equity
Authorized share capital – $1.00 par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized
Preference shares – no shares issued
Common shares – 77,695,438 and 77,452,946 issued 77,695 77,453
Additional paid-in capital 474,331 469,698
Accumulated deficit (31,109) (43,233)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (101,063)   (63,290)
Total Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited shareholders’ equity 419,854 440,628
Noncontrolling interest   852   2,266
Total shareholders’ equity   420,706   442,894
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 1,649,872 $ 1,707,590
 
 

Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited And Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

             
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net sales $ 386,126 $ 429,357 $ 793,951 $ 888,408
 
Cost of goods sold   303,493   333,632   626,974   693,342
Gross profit   82,633   95,725   166,977   195,066
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
Selling, general and administrative expenses 55,955 59,306 111,980 117,890
Stock based and deferred compensation expense 1,225 27,232 1,534 26,960
Transaction related expenses   538   2,064   822   2,414
Total selling, general and administrative expenses   57,718   88,602   114,336   147,264
 
Operating income   24,915   7,123   52,641   47,802
 
Other income (expense), net 2,970 100 5,907 (3,535)
Debt extinguishment charges (16,569) (3,867) (16,569) (3,867)
Interest expense   (12,903)   (16,016)   (27,545)   (34,745)
Total other expense, net   (26,502)   (19,783)   (38,207)   (42,147)
 
Income (loss) before income taxes (1,587) (12,660) 14,434 5,655
 
Income tax (expense) benefit   57   4,656   (3,095)   (575)
 
Consolidated net income (loss) (1,530) (8,004) 11,339 5,080
 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   405   87   785   10
 
Net income (loss) attributable to shareholders of
Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited
$ (1,125) $ (7,917) $ 12,124 $ 5,090
 
Net income (loss) attributable to shareholders of
Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited per share:
Basic $ (0.01) $ (0.11) $ 0.16 $ 0.08
Diluted $ (0.01) $ (0.11) $ 0.16 $ 0.08
 
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic 77,604 73,826 77,528 67,817
Diluted 77,604 73,826 77,528 67,817
 
Other comprehensive income (loss)
Cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment $ (27,629) $ (11,880) $ (36,497) $ (21,572)
Adjustment on available-for-sale securities 4 (5) (12) (22)
Pension adjustments   (775)   662   (1,264)   1,454
Total other comprehensive loss   (28,400)   (11,223)   (37,773)   (20,140)
 
Comprehensive income (loss) (29,930) (19,227) (26,434) (15,060)
Comprehensive loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interests   405     785   (17)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to shareholders of
Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited
$ (29,525) $ (19,227) $ (25,649) $ (15,077)
 
 

Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited And Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

         
Six Months Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Operating Activities
Net income $ 11,339 $ 5,080
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities:
Depreciation expense 32,925 37,930
Amortization expense 25,218 28,108
Amortization of deferred financing fees 2,043 2,227
Debt extinguishment non-cash charges 3,296 3,867
Deferred income taxes (2,175) (5,243)
Stock compensation 1,246 25,962
Unrealized foreign currency (gain) loss (4,801) 1,715
Other (2,074) 850
Change in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (3,313) (8,273)
Inventories 3,188 2,421
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,581 369
Other assets (639) (4,239)
Accounts payable 308 (8,572)
Payroll and benefits (6,170) (12,160)
Other current liabilities (4,952) (4,789)
Income taxes payable 3,744 (894)
Other long-term liabilities   (1,900)   (1,543)
Net cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities   60,864   62,816
 
Investing Activities
Additions to property, plant and equipment (26,047) (24,507)
Additions to intangible assets (74) (68)
Proceeds from sale of assets 1,493 1,003
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired   (28,273)   (2,496)
Net cash and cash equivalents used in investing activities   (52,901)   (26,068)
 
Financing Activities
Proceeds from initial public offering 186,424
Payments of offering costs (6,125)
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 218,900
Proceeds from short-term borrowings 24,317 41,619
Payments on short-term borrowings (24,317) (40,876)
Payments on long-term debt (221,256) (216,809)
Debt issuance costs   (3,985)  
Net cash and cash equivalents used in financing activities   (6,341)   (35,767)
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (1,747)   2,389
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (125) 3,370
Cash and cash equivalents—beginning   44,769   55,675
Cash and cash equivalents—ending $ 44,644 $ 59,045
 
 

Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited And Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of Non‐GAAP Results

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted Net Income

       
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
(amounts in thousands) 2016   2015 2016   2015
Consolidated net income $ (1,530) $ (8,004) $ 11,339 $ 5,080
Depreciation and amortization 28,702 32,727 58,143 66,038
Interest expense 12,903 16,016 27,545 34,745
Income tax expense   (57)   (4,656)   3,095   575
EBITDA   40,018   36,083   100,122   106,438
 

Adjustments related to operating income

Transaction related expenses 538 2,064 822 2,414
Stock based and deferred compensation expenses 1,225 27,232 1,534 26,960
Purchase accounting adjustments 122 292 350 623
Restructuring related costs 3,785 750 6,653 3,576
(Gain) loss on sale of fixed assets (1,090) 168 (983) 362
Other adjustments to operating income   (656)   (951)   (1,563)   (1,406)
Adjustments related to operating income (A)   3,924   29,555   6,813   32,529
 

Adjustments related to non-operating income

Foreign currency (gains) losses (2,275) 473 (4,715) 3,340
Debt extinguishment charges 16,569 3,867 16,569 3,867
Other adjustments to non-operating income   (695)   (572)   (1,192)   428
Adjustments related to non-operating income   13,599   3,768   10,662   7,635
 
Total adjustments (B) 17,523 33,323 17,475 40,164
               
Adjusted EBITDA $ 57,541 $ 69,406 $ 117,597 $ 146,602
 
Pre-acquisition Adjusted EBITDA   (405)   326   1,800   722
Proforma Adjusted EBITDA $ 57,136 $ 69,732 $ 119,397 $ 147,324
 
Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Income Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
(amounts in thousands) 2016 2015 2016 2015
Operating income $ 24,915 $ 7,123 $ 52,641 $ 47,802
Adjustments related to operating income (A)   3,924   29,555   6,813   32,529
Adjusted operating income $ 28,839 $ 36,678 $ 59,454 $ 80,331
           
Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) 2016 2015 2016 2015
Consolidated net income $ (1,530) $ (8,004) $ 11,339 $ 5,080
Adjustments related to net income (B) 17,523 33,323 17,475 40,164
Tax impact of adjusting entries   (4,808)   (6,515)   (4,953)   (8,258)
Adjusted net income 11,185 18,804 23,861 36,986
 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   405   87   785   10
Adjusted net income attributable to shareholders of
Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited
$ 11,590 $ 18,891 $ 24,646 $ 36,996
 
Weighted average number of
common shares outstanding – diluted
  77,604   73,826   77,528   67,817
 
Adjusted net income per share $ 0.15 $ 0.26 $ 0.32 $ 0.55
 
 

Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited And Subsidiaries

Net Sales by Segment and Market

         
Three Months Ended
December 31,
(amounts in thousands)20162015
North America
Consumer $ 81,340 $ 88,297
Healthcare 65,490 67,259
Multi-Media   34,579   45,889
$ 181,409 $ 201,445
 
Europe
Consumer $ 102,289 $ 116,545
Healthcare 73,594 77,761
Multi-Media   5,224   6,665
$ 181,107 $ 200,971
 
Asia
Consumer $ 18,160 $ 21,907
Healthcare   5,450   5,034
$ 23,610 $ 26,941
 
Total $ 386,126 $ 429,357
 
Six Months Ended
December 31,
(amounts in thousands)20162015
North America
Consumer $ 161,587 $ 167,587
Healthcare 135,912 142,912
Multi-Media   73,210   106,478
$ 370,709 $ 416,977
 
Europe
Consumer $ 211,284 $ 253,700
Healthcare 151,028 154,653
Multi-Media   14,468   14,031
$ 376,780 $ 422,384
 
Asia
Consumer $ 35,091 $ 38,799
Healthcare   11,371   10,248
$ 46,462 $ 49,047
 
Total $ 793,951 $ 888,408
 

Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited And Subsidiaries
Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Free Cash Flow Reconciliation

The Company defines Free Cash Flow as cash provided by operating activities (a GAAP measure) less capital expenditures, plus proceeds from sale of assets. The Company views Free Cash Flow as an important measure because it is one factor in evaluating the amount of cash available for discretionary investments and repayment of outstanding borrowings. For the three and trailing twelve months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, Free Cash Flow was calculated as follows:

             
Three Months
Ended December 31,
Trailing 12 Months
Ended December 31,
(amounts in thousands) 2016 2015 2016 2015
 
Net cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities $ 45,800 $ 29,797 $ 130,720 $ 130,390
Additions to property, plant and equipment (19,402) (12,186) (60,494) (59,836)
Proceeds from sale of assets   1,448   678   4,716   7,309
Free Cash Flow $ 27,846 $ 18,289 $ 74,942 $ 77,863
 

As supplemental information, the Company also provides Adjusted Free Cash Flow, which is defined as Adjusted EBITDA less capital expenditures, plus proceeds from sale of assets, less cash interest paid, cash tax paid, core working capital changes (accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory) and payments made related to the funding of the UK Field pension plan. The Company views Adjusted Free Cash Flow as an important measure because it is one factor in evaluating the amount of cash generated by the core business operations.

               
Three Months
Ended December 31,
Trailing 12 Months
Ended December 31,
(amounts in thousands) 2016 2015 2016 2015
 
Adjusted EBITDA $ 57,541 $ 69,406 $ 225,298 $ 257,934
Less: Capital Expenditures (19,402) (12,186) (60,494) (59,836)
Plus: Proceeds from sale of assets 1,448 678 4,716 7,309
Less: Cash Interest (11,806) (15,431) (53,466) (67,671)
Less: Cash Taxes (1,242) (5,141) (7,806) (11,205)
Less: Change in Core Working Capital (1) 19,195 (1,535) 10,324 8,697
Less: Pension Payments (2)     (2,273)   (5,597)   (9,130)
Adjusted Free Cash Flow $ 45,734 $ 33,518 $ 112,975 $ 126,098

(1)Represents the impact of total cash flows associated with the change in accounts receivable, inventory and accounts payable, as per the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(2)Represents cash payments made for the Field Group Pension Plan in the United Kingdom

Multi Packaging Solutions
Richard Zubek, 646-885-0165
Investor Relations
ir@multipkg.com

Source: Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited